Ben Tinker is a supervising producer for CNN Health, based at the network's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He primarily works with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, telling the most compelling and newsworthy health and wellness stories. They are first responders to breaking humanitarian crises in the United States and around the world.
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.
Tinker is a regular contributor to CNN.com/Health, with special interests in dementia/Alzheimer's, diet/nutrition and HIV/AIDS. He holds dual degrees in journalism and psychology from New York University.