Compass Confirms Resignation of Michelle Salvatore


For some 15 years, she was viewed as the architect, leader, and manager of Compass Media Networks’ play-by-play sports platform as well as West Coast entertainment production.

Now, Michelle Salvatore has ser her sights on new opportunities outside of the company.

Salvatore has resigned from Compass to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity outside of media, the company said late Wednesday. She will continue to work for Compass Media Networks through the spring and will advise the company on a transition plan.

“Back in Spring of 2009, during the chaos and sleepless nights involved in launching this national media company, the media gods sent me an angel in the form of Michelle Salvatore,” said Peter Kosann, CEO/Founder of Compass Media Networks. “Michelle faced down every challenge, worked tirelessly and with good cheer, and set a gold standard of excellence for not only Compass Media Networks, but our industry.”

Under Salvatore’s guidance, Compass Media Networks has broadcast live, play-by-play of major sporting events involving college men’s basketball and football (including the Big Ten Tournament and the Big Ten Championship Game), NFL 1pm and 4pm Sunday Doubleheaders, Major League Baseball regular season games, and complete coverage of the Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders.

“Michelle has been one of the most important people in my career,” said Kevin Burkhardt, lead play-by-play voice for FOX Sports. “She believed in me from the start, and gave me opportunities to call college football and Dallas Cowboys games for Compass Media Networks. She produced me and made me better, and I would not be where I am today without her.”

Salvatore commented, “Working at Compass Media Networks literally changed my life for the better. I was able to travel the globe, producing games throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe, and had the chance to work with incredibly talented, passionate, and kind people. I am forever grateful to my dear friends at Compass Media Networks.”

Added Kosann, “We love and will miss Michelle dearly. Our goal is to build upon the greatness she created as we move ahead into the next chapter of our evolution.”