Banja Luka, and graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. After graduation, he became an associate of the Belgrade daily newspaper Politika. Vinterhalter was a member of the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia and became a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1928. He participated in the National Liberation War since 1941, where one of his main assignments was to organise partisan newspapers and newspapers in the area of Bosnian Krajina. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper Glas and of the newspaper Oslobođenje. In the aftermath of the Second World War, he was Director of the daily newspaper Oslobođenje in Sarajevo and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper Borba. He was also a member of the Executive Council of the People’s Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a member of the Central Committee of the Union of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a Yugoslav Minister for Information.