For more than three years, Tinker produced CNN's weekly health and wellness show, Sanjay Gupta MD, providing consumer-driven news and advice for living a longer, happier, healthier life. 
During that time, the show was nominated for three Emmy awards and won three New York Festival awards. Tinker is also the recipient of a New York Festival award for his 30-minute documentary, Dementia Village, part of CNN International's World's Untold Stories franchise. 
He was a member of the team that received a prestigious Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award in 2014 for their groundbreaking enterprise reporting on medical marijuana , showcased in two one-hour primetime documentaries, WEED and WEED 2: Cannabis Madness. 
Prior to joining CNN Health, Tinker worked in New York for CNNMoney , where he produced Your Bottom Line, the network's weekly personal finance program. He also produced a primetime special titled "In God We Trust," which explored the intersection of faith and money in America.