Salvatore is the Editor in Chief of Consumer Reports magazine (since June 2015); CR is among the largest circulation mangazines in America, with 3.8 million subscribers.
She joined CR the organization in 2013 as the Senior Director of the Content Development, when she executed an multi-facedted editorial reorganization and lead the group of content developers responsible for all content across print and digital platforms.
Prior to coming to CR, Salvatore was Editor-in-Chief of Prevention, reinvigorating this 2.3 million circulation Rodale company flagship, transitioning it into a multiplatform brand with surging newsstand sales, a thriving website, an enhanced Ipad edition, as well as overseeing 15 special interest publications, a branded book division and 16 international editions.
Before that, she was VP and Publisher of Broadway Books, a division of Crown/Random House, acquiring 52 titles in narrative non-fiction, current affairs, politics, memoir and fiction, many of which won critical acclaim, including Five Days at Memorial by Dr. Sheri Fink, which won the Pulitzer Prize.
For six years, Salvatore was the Editor in Chief of Ladies’ Home Journal, then the fifth largest magazine in America with a readership of nearly 13 million women. During her tenure, she personally interviewed for covers three U.S. Presidents (Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama); covered the AIDS crisis, the Iraq War, teen suicide, handgun violence, drunk driving, the closing of ERs, nursing home reform, gender bias in medicine and many other urgent social issues of the day that affected the lives of American citizens. She lead the magazine to win multiple awards, including a Folio Edie Award for best women’s lifestyle title and a National Citizens’ Coalition Public Service Award.
Salvatore is a winner of the “W” award for innovation from YWCA; she was named one of 2005’s Folio: 40, Industry Leaders with Impact, and was given the Athena Award in from Columbia University for her commitment to high-quality health journalism. She was named to the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2008, and was recommended for nomination to the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She has been a frequent guest on The Today Show and GMA.
Salvatore was also Editor-in-Chief of YM; Executive Director of Marie Claire; Executive Editor of Good Housekeeping; Director of Editorial Operations at Hearst Magazine and held senior editor positions at Redbook and Glamour. She started her career at Cosmo and The Soho News.
Salvatore has a Master’s degree from New York University and a Bachelor’s from Penn State University. She has published articles and short stories in various national periodicals and has published five small press novels.