SallyAnn Salsano

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SallyAnn Salsano (born c. 1974) is an American television producer. Her company, 495 Productions, produces several television reality shows for MTV, including Jersey Shore.


Salsano was raised in Farmingdale, New York,[1] on Long Island, and graduated from Farmingdale High School in 1992.[2] She named her company for Interstate 495 on Long Island.[3] In 1996 she was a finalist for MTV's The Real World: Miami.[4]

She attended the University of Missouri.[5] 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.[3] In 2006 she launched 495 Productions.[3] Her company, 495 Productions, is based in Burbank, California.[6] It produces several television reality shows for MTV, including Jersey Shore.

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."[4] 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."[4]

Her company (495 Productions) is currently involved in a class-action lawsuit over alleged unfair business practices, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide accurate itemized statements to employees, and violations of minimum wage laws. The suit estimates there are at least 100 others impacted by 495 Productions' practices.[7]



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  7. ^ "'Jersey Shore' Producer Hit With Class Action Suit for Overtime Pay". 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  8. ^ Byun, Claire (July 31, 2013). "Myrtle Beach area bristles over news of another TV reality show". The Charlotte Observer. 
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  10. ^ Rose, Lacey (October 4, 2011). "'Jersey Shore' Boss Sells Tanisha Thomas Wedding Vehicle to Oxygen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ "'Jersey Shore' EP SallyAnn Salsano Brings 'Mama Drama' to VH1 (Exclusive)". 
  12. ^ Lowry, Brian (May 26, 2011). "Review: “Love Handles: Couples in Crisis”". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ Kit, Zorianna (January 25, 2011). "Jersey Shore to shoot Season 4 in Italy". Reuters. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  14. ^ "MTV GREENLIGHTS SEASON FOUR OF ITS RECORD-BREAKING SERIES "Jersey Shore"". MTV (Press release). MTV via January 25, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 

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