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 Jersey Shore and The Real.
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 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." 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."