Rob Anthes

Rob Anthes – The Balance

Retail banking, student loans, the economy
News Reporter
Syracuse University


  • News reporter focused on retail banking, student loans, and the economy for The Balance
  • Former managing editor at Community News Service in Lawrence, New Jersey
  • Has covered a range of topics—sports, government, environment, business—in 14 years as a reporter


Whether his subject is a college basketball game, drinking water quality, or the latest jobs report, Rob Anthes strives to bring context and clarity to readers.

Rob’s journalism career began in college at The Daily Orange, where he served as assistant sports editor and wrote about Syracuse University’s athletic teams.

After graduating from Syracuse in 2007 with a dual degree in newspaper journalism and economics, Rob began working full-time at Community News Service in Lawrence, New Jersey. He rose through the ranks from staff writer to community editor to assistant managing editor and, eventually, to managing editor of nine community newspapers in Central New Jersey.

Rob's writing has been honored by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Association of Free Community Papers. He was a 2019 fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, based at the University of Rhode Island.

He joined The Balance in January 2021, and lives in New Jersey.