Occupation Journalist; correspondent on “60 Minutes”
His Favorite Room When Mr. Whitaker landed at “60 Minutes” in 2014, he and his wife, Terry, left Los Angeles after two decades and moved to a modern apartment overlooking Central Park. The transition has been made easier by the breathtaking views from the glass-walled living room, and by certain perks of high-rise living. “Not having to clean the gutters or rake the backyard has been nice,” Mr. Whitaker said.
I can see why you chose this apartment. I could stare out these windows all day.
I just never, ever tire of that. You can see all the way down to One World Trade Center. At night, it’s like a jewel box. You see all the lights flashing in Times Square. You’re part of it, but at a remove.
You were the CBS News Tokyo correspondent for four years. Is that where you bought the Asian furniture and art?
These are all things from my travels. I think my favorite piece is the one behind you. It’s a stair-step tansu. This one was used in a farmhouse. We got this in Tokyo in about ’91.
I love these African wood sculptures, and the antique Buddha head. You and your wife have a great eye.