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Fired Houston Chronicle Reporter Sarah Tressler on ‘Coast-to-Coast Stripping Tour’

Former LA CityBeat intern Sarah Tressler is certainly making good use of her moment of fame. Fired months ago from the Houston Chronicle after being outed for moonlighting as a stripper, Tressler has teamed with super-lawyer Gloria Allred to file a wrongful termination suit against her former employer. She’s landed a book deal to publish the backlogs of her blog “Diary of an Angry Stripper.” And, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, she’s also in the midst of a “coast-to-coast stripping tour.” She’ll be at Crazy Horse III in Vegas on July 20-21 if you want to check out her act.

We’re still waiting for the tell-all memoir. Can’t see how that deal hasn’t been inked yet.

H/T The Informer

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On Sarah Tressler: Reporter, Professor, Stripper and Former LA CityBeat Intern

OK. The story has gotten too big. I need to take a moment to say a word about Sarah Tressler.

For those of you who haven’t heard about Tressler, here’s a primer: Up until this week she was the “society” columnist for the Houston Chronicle… while secretly moonlighting as a stripper. Her double life was exposed this week by the Houston Press and made national news. She was subsequently fired from her Chronicle gig and went on Good Morning America to talk about the whole ordeal.

But back in 2009, before all the current craziness, Sarah was an intern at the LA CityBeat when I was the senior editor there. Sarah was smart, she was determined, and to say she was eccentric would be putting it mildly. She was an odd duck. I remember her nearly constant smirking and dismissive eye-rolling during our editorial meetings, particularly (for some reason) when editor-in-chief Will Swaim would speak. Sometimes she’d call us (including Swaim) out for how terrible our ideas were–without offering the slightest hint of constructive criticism. We’d all be tossing ideas around and every-so-often we’d hear a loud grunt or groan from Sarah’s corner of the table.

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