José Luis Balbin Meana is a journalist Spanish who has worked in various media.
His moment of greatest popularity coincided with the broadcast Key in its first stage, between 1976 and 1985, Spanish Television .
He became Director of News between 1982 and 1983, following the appointment of Jose Maria Calviño as Director of RTVE. However, he was sacked a few months later. After a series of pressure from the socialist government, presiding Felipe González, the program was closed and gradually led to Balbín clearly opposed positions with the government of that time. At that time focused his career in the world of radio where space triumphs with Zero Hour , of Antena 3 Radio .
In 1990 he returned to television, with his legendary new space for debate The key , though this time in Antena 3 . The program continues until 1993. In 1994, in the same chain, hosts a talk shows, The Path .
In 1992, after the closure of Radio Antena 3 chain moves to COPE , sitting as a member of the party program Lantern , directed by Luis Herrero and for years would remain as a partner in the chain, the aforementioned first and Lantern , from 1998 in The Morning .
In 1998 he returned to TVE with the "keys" in interviewing large Spanish and foreign characters. The program ran from September 1998 to April 1999.
In 1999 he was appointed editor of the weekly general information Article 20, edited by Tesla Publishing Company, Inc. The magazine folded a few months after his arrival in January 2000 after a strike.
In November 2000, he founded the weekly general information The Key , where he was director from its inception until its closure in July 2008.