René has been active in journalism and media since his youth. He worked for various newspapers, as well as in radio and television. After completing his master's degree (history, political sciences, economics and journalism) he switched to the federal administration. At OFCOM he has worked on the digitisation of broadcasting since 1997. This includes the phase-out of analogue cable television, the regulation of HbbTV and the introduction of DAB+. In this context, he coordinates the work of the radio industry, which is seeking to switch off FM broadcasting.