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Anthony Reyes

Anthony Reyes

Senior Vice President

Anthony Reyes is a Senior Vice President at Mercury in Los Angeles and Sacramento, focused on strategic communications, media relations and issue advocacy for private and public sector clients in California, the U.S. and internationally.

Former Communications Director and top advisor to California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León

Led media efforts, digital strategy and organized campaigns to pass historic legislation on the environment, clean energy, immigration reform, gun control and labor

Served in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Public Affairs under secretaries Tim Geithner and Jack Lew

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Anthony Reyes is a Senior Vice President at Mercury in Los Angeles and Sacramento, focused on strategic communications, media relations and issue advocacy for private and public sector clients in California, the U.S. and internationally.

Anthony was previously Communications Director and a top advisor to California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León from 2014-2018, where he lead efforts on media response, digital strategy and organized campaigns to pass historic pieces of legislation on the environment, clean energy, immigration reform, gun control, labor and more. He played an instrumental role in the passage of California’s 50-percent and 100-percent renewable energy standards and worked closely with the California Assembly and Governor Jerry Brown’s office to enact state budgets, as well as sweeping packages of bills on housing and transportation infrastructure.

In 2018, Anthony was a Vice President for Corporate and Public Affairs at Edelman in Sacramento, where he helped private and public sector clients on issues related to water, technology and transportation, before launching an independent practice to focus on the 2018 midterm elections.

Before moving to California, Anthony served as a President Obama appointee in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Public Affairs under secretaries Tim Geithner and Jack Lew. As Digital Director, he advised Treasury’s main policy offices and agencies on digital communications to promote Wall Street reform and international sanctions, as well as the Obama Administration’s agenda on domestic and international finance, tax and economic policy. Anthony was also a member of the press team during debt limit and fiscal negotiations and congressional oversight of the IRS.

Anthony started his decade-long career producing national television news in New York, where he covered national politics and breaking news at MSNBC and NBC News. In 2010, he launched MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and went on to cover the 2012 presidential election. Anthony previously worked at NBC News on documentaries and series for NBCUniversal cable properties including SyFy, USA and The Weather Channel.

Anthony grew up in New York City and graduated cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in English and film studies.