Sarah Tressler: Stripping and journalism require similar skills

Las Vegas Weekly

Sarah Tressler, the former Houston Chronicle reporter fired for moonlighting as a stripper, says her two occupations share similarities:

“With both jobs, I have to talk to strangers a lot. I take stripping as a very customer-oriented job. There’s a lot of interpersonal interaction, and I always try to make the customer feel comfortable," she says. "And that’s something I carry over into my work as a journalist."

Tressler is conducting a coast-to-coast stripping tour while trying to get her newspaper job back.

Related: Photos from the Crazy Horse III appearance (Las Vegas Weekly) | Why porn and journalism have the same big problem (The Atlantic) | Sarah Tressler is not suing Houston Chronicle, would still like reporting job back

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