Bové began his reporting career in 2003, first as an investigative journalist for the Belgian magazine Humo and later for the Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He specialized in criminal cases, court cases, justice, police, secret services, financial crime, fraud, government and politics.
As an investigative reporter, he unveiled several scandals in Belgium, even forcing the Belgian government to resign. He is one of the most-awarded journalists in Belgium.
Bové also wrote two bestsellers that were translated in different languages: "De Geheimen van de Staatsveiligheid", a book about the Belgian secret service, and "Spionage", about the history and world of spies.