Michael NitzkyManaging Director
Michael Nitzky is a Managing Director in Mercury’s New York City office.
Former Communications Director for an Education nonprofit and the New York City Comptroller
Named to City & State’s Political PR Power 50, as well as PoliticsNY & amNY Metro’s Power Players in Public Relations and Lobbying
Produced and managed political coverage for a leading New York City news station
20+ years of experience in media and communications
B.A. in broadcast journalism and political science from Syracuse UniversityRead Full Bio
Michael Nitzky is a Managing Director in Mercury’s New York City office where he brings an extensive knowledge of politics and media.
Prior to joining Mercury, Nitzky served as Senior Communications Director at StudentsFirstNY, a leading education reform organization, where he managed day-to-day communications, including social media, interview preparation for public school parents and school leaders. In addition, Nitzky managed long- term media strategy and crisis communications.
Previously, Nitzky was the first Director of Communications for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, where he served as chief communications strategist and managed the day-to-day operations of the press office.
Nitzky was also the Senior Political Producer at NY1, where he helped transform “Inside City Hall” from a local public affairs show into New York City’s premier political television program. Nitzky covered six national party conventions and three mayoral elections for NY1.
He has been named to City & State’s Political PR Power 50, as well as PoliticsNY & amNY Metro’s Power Players in Public Relations and Lobbying.
Nitzky is a native New Yorker, a graduate of Syracuse University in political science and broadcast journalism. He lives in the city with his wife and two children.