In 1964, Brinker graduated from Louisiana Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.
Since 1986, Brinker has hosted the syndicated financial radio show Moneytalk. He previously had a show on local New York radio on WMCA. Prior to that Brinker hosted talkradio programs on WCAU (now WPHT) and WWDB in Philadelphia. He then did master"s degree studies in communications and finance at Temple University and became a news anchor with Philadelphia news radio station KYW in 1966.
In 1970, Brinker joined Provident National Bank as a portfolio manager.
In 1973, Brinker became an investment officer with New Jersey National Bank. While working in New Jersey, Brinker was adjunct professor of finance at Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Brinker was a vice president and investment counselor with the Bank of New York from 1974 to 1981. Then from 1981 to 1992, Brinker was United States. chief investment officer with the London-based British firm Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance.
During the late 1970s, Brinker hosted weekend talk shows on WCAU and WWDB in Philadelphia.
Brinker also became the play-by-play radio voice for Louisiana Salle and Villanova college basketball. In 1981, New York City radio station WMCA hired Brinker to host an investment talk show. American Broadcasting Company Radio launched Brinker"s current nationally syndicated program Moneytalk in 1986.
The show currently airs on over 200 radio stations nationwide and is also streamed worldwide on the internet.
Brinker also began publishing the Marketimer newsletter in 1986. Marketimer covers market timing, the Federal Reserve, and mutual funds among other topics.
Marketimer is listed on the Hulbert Financial Digest Investment Letter Honor Roll. Moneytalk airs live on Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m.
Brinker is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.