SallyAnn Salsano (born c. 1974) is an American television producer. Her company, 495 Productions, has produced several television reality shows for MTV and syndication, including and Jersey Shore .
Salsano was raised in
Farmingdale, New York, on  Long Island, and graduated from Farmingdale High School in 1992. She named her company for  Interstate 495 on Long Island. In 1996 she was a finalist for MTV's  . The Real World: Miami
Salsano attended the
University of Missouri. She started her career as an intern for TV and radio personalities  Howard Stern and Sally Jessy Raphael, then worked in various producer capacities on , The Bachelor , The Bachelorette Trista & Ryan's Wedding, Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition, and Surprise Weddings I & II. In 2006 she launched 495 Productions,  which is based in  Burbank, California. It produces several television reality shows for  MTV, including .
As Salsano has described herself, "I'm an Italian girl from Long Island, my dad worked in sanitation, both of my parents drive
Cadillacs, my dad wears a diamond-encrusted New York Yankees symbol around his neck. It doesn't get more guido than in my house." She said that she spent several summers at the New Jersey shore growing up, saying, "I was  Snooki. I woke up and was like, 'Oh, that was a crazy night.' That's what you do."
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