A spokesperson for the network confirmed that Sarah Tressler, 29, is working on a freelance basis to cover the destructive tornadoes that ripped through Texas this week, adding that she has already done “a great job.”
However, her stint with GMA may already be over, as an ABC News insider explained that Tressler was only hired because there was no way to fly reporters to Dallas during the storms. Tressler was already in contact with ABC News, having appeared on “Good Morning America” just days earlier.
Tressler was fired from her job as a society reporter for the Chronicle for failing to tell the newspaper about her after-hours gig, which she chronicled in her blog, “Diary of an Angry Stripper.”
She was outed by the Houston Press, a rival of the Houston Chronicle.
Last week, Tressler told her story on GMA, explaining that she had been working as an exotic dancer “on and off” since 2004.
“The reason I started dancing — it just boils down to money,” she told ABC News. “The economy was bad and I couldn’t get a job.”
Tressler, who earned a master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2009, is also an adjunct professor at The University of Houston.