Robert Baltus was born in 1968 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. Originally from technical backgrounds, he worked in (regional) broadcasting radio stations. He ran a local city station for 6 years and had a broadcast production company for 10 years, specializing in local radio and TV news broadcasting. National Dutch radio broadcasting came in 1998, where he anchored and edited. He started working in TV broadcasting in 2001, and became editor in chief at RTL News. He worked on some TV studio shows in 2008 as a freelance collaborator, and started at NOS News public broadcaster in 2009 at the digital desk. He started NOS Net (the NOS social network) since December 2009.