Dutch theater producer and television journalist who founded V & V Entertainment (later Albert Verlinde Entertainment).
He began as a performer, in cabaret and musicals, and later shifted his focus to behind the scenes work.
He was awarded the "Gouden Oor" (Golden Ear) in 2009.
He married his longtime partner politician Onno Hoes in 2001.
He reported on the burgeoning relationship of footballer Wesley Sneijder with Yolanthe.