Westfield, New Jersey – Mercury, a leading national, bipartisan public strategy firm announces the addition of Darryl Isherwood, most recently the senior political reporter for the Star-Ledger, the largest daily newspaper in New Jersey, and NJ.com, the state’s largest and most-read news-and-information website. Isherwood will join Mercury as a Vice President.
“Darryl Isherwood is a fantastic addition to the firm, with significant experience in both national and state-wide media, as well as on Wall Street. During his extensive career in the news media, Darryl has emerged as one of New Jersey’s most highly regarded and talented journalists,” said, partner at Mercury. “Darryl’s unique knowledge of politics, financial services and government is unparalleled, and we are excited to add his wealth of experience to our growing team.”
“I am thrilled to join such a prestigious and reputable firm as Mercury,” said Darryl Isherwood. “After over 20 years in journalism and finance, I am excited to use my expertise and know-how to shape communications strategies and deliver successful results for clients here in my home state and across the country.”
Darryl Isherwood, an award-winning journalist, served as senior political reporter for the Star-Ledger and NJ.com, covering New Jersey’s political news, with a focus on campaign finance and state government. Prior to the Star-Ledger and NJ.com, Isherwood was the editor of PolitickerNJ.com, one of the leading political and government news sites in the Garden State. Under Isherwood’s leadership, PolitickerNJ became one of the most influential sources of news for key decision makers across the state.
“Darryl is a true talent with decades of experience in both media and financial services,” said, managing director at Mercury. “His distinct background and skill sets will provide clients a vital perspective to help achieve their goals. I am excited about the opportunity to work together to develop innovative solutions for our clients.”
Isherwood began his career working on Wall Street where he spent more than a decade working as a broker, trader and auditor for some of the largest financial services firms in the country. He spent 6 years at Prudential Securities where he served as Vice President in charge of the compliance audit department.
Isherwood made the transition to journalism 13 years ago, first reporting for The Times of Trenton, covering local and state politics for five years, and then at the Morning Call, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Later, he worked as a senior reporter for Fox Business News, where he covered real estate, financial reform and the intersection of money and politics. Isherwood currently resides in Hunterdon County with his wife and son.
Isherwood will join Mercury’s New Jersey office, and be part of the firm’s national strategic media team which includes a former chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press, political producers from ABC News, Fox News and CNN, and senior strategists who directed media operations for presidential, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns of both major parties.
Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal government relations, international affairs, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Our firm is not just led by top talent — we distinguish ourselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to clients. The firm has an established national presence, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina.
Mercury is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.