NBC News Correspondent Reunites With Young Son After 49 Days and Quarantine
NBC News Correspondent Janis Mackey Frayer is a kickass reporter and an even better mom.
NBC News correspondent Janis Mackey Frayer has experienced one of the sweetest hugs of her life.
She is based in Beijing, China and has been traveling non-stop to cover the spread of coronavirus.
When she finally did make it back home, she had to be in self-quarantine for 14-days because she’d been reporting from Wuhan.
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When I arrived back to #Beijing after 5 weeks away, I had two signs on the door to greet me. Top: from the boy who melts our hearts. Below: from the quarantine authorities saying that I cannot set foot outside of the apartment for 14 days. I can order food and other supplies and one of the building staff will deliver and drop at the door. K & J had to move to a temporary place until my isolation ends March 31st. The cats are already bored of me. #coronavirus #china #family #workfromhome
One week of quarantine down, one to go. For me, it’s coming full circle to be back in #China after 2 months of #coronavirus work in #Wuhan, #Japan & the UK. It’s not easy being apart then isolated from family, so what a lift to get a phone call to go to the window ❤️ @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/4uTLp01Ihh— Janis Mackey Frayer (@janisfrayer) March 24, 2020
Frayer shares sweetest reunion on TODAY show.
Frayer came on the TODAY show Thursday to share the moment she was finally able to be back with her husband and son.
She talked about how hard it is to explain this all to her six-year-old son.
He understands more than some of the wisest adults.
“He said to me: ‘You know, mommy, that was a lot of days that you were away.’ I said, ‘Yeah, I know.’ And he goes: ‘Let’s not do that again, OK?’”
Frayer says she agreed to that restriction.
Frayer beautifully documented what the past couple of months have like for her on the road and the sacrifices she and her family have made to bring this story to the rest of the world.
When she was debriefing with anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb after the piece ran, it was like three moms bonding over the sacrifices working moms around the world make.
Here’s to Frayer.
To all the journalists and their families.
And to all the moms who make it up everyday, especially in these quickly changing and challenging times.
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