darryl isherwoodDarryl Isherwood, a well-connected New Jersey political reporter for the Star-Ledger, is moving to Mercury Public Affairs as a VP in its Garden State office.

The former editor of PolitickerNJ.com started out on Wall Street before moving into journalism with The Times of Trenton, (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call and Fox Business News. He joined the Star-Ledger, New Jersey's top daily, in October 2013 after three years heading editorial at PolitickerNJ and its State Street Wire subscription service.

Isherwood, based in the Omnicom firm's Westfield, N.J., office, joins Mercury's national strategic media team.

Michael DuHaime, top strategist for Gov. Chris Christie's 2009 election, heads the N.J. outpost of Mercury as a partner.