Before joining the Bitfury Group, Mercurio served in senior strategic roles at Purple Strategies and Burson-Marsteller, where he built and executed communications campaigns and provided senior counsel on crisis communications.
He was Executive Editor of the National Journal’s Hotline, where he also wrote a weekly column on politics. During his time at the National Journal, he was a political commentator who appeared frequently on all major TV networks and cable news channels. He also participated in the U.S. State Department’s Public Diplomacy program, through which he spoke to groups around the world about U.S. politics.
Previously he also served as CNN’s political editor, where he conducted and managed the network’s reporting on U.S. politics and government and provided on-air analysis for the CNN News Group. Mercurio was also a politics reporter with Roll Call, the Washington Times and the Journal Newspapers.
John graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. He lives in Washington, DC.