Journalist outed for leading double life as stripper
Sarah Tressler, a 2008 graduate of NYU’s School of Journalism, is not ashamed of stripping her clothes.
In fact, until recently, the 29-year-old brunette blogged about her after-hours gig and posted pictures of herself in scanty outfits on a Facebook page entitled “Diary of an Angry Stripper.”
Since the outcry, that — and her titillating Twitter account — have been moved to a protected site.
Before Tressler went underground, one of her juicier postings was about an alleged and “somewhat disappointing” sexual encounter with “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven.
The ink-stained siren also talked about dancing at local strips joints and about some of the hazards of that profession, like customers who want their nipples “um ... bothered.”
“The nipple guys freak me out the most,” the New York Daily News quoted her as writing.
At her day job with the Houston Chronicle, Tressler wrote about “ladies who lunch” and rich do-gooders and society events.
One of Tessler’s postings on Friday was about the “Golden Evening” gala at The Crossroads School where “about 230 guests dined, nibbled, gambled and bid the night away at the Houstonian Ballroom.”
Tessler also covered a reception at the Japanese consulate where “guests mingled along the Consul-General’s neatly kept grounds and enjoyed sushi, sake and wine from Japan.”
Tressler, who was an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Houston and an US Weekly freelancer before landing at the Chronicle, was outed Monday by the rival Houston Press.
The paper reported that Tressler’s colleagues were furious with her for undermining the paper’s reputation — and for flaunting the designer clothes she purchased with “stripper money” while regular reporters struggle to make ends meet.