CBS2's Chris Wragge Visits Students In His Hometown

For the first time in over a year, CBS2's Chris Wragge had a chance to meet with third graders in Mahwah, New Jersey.

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[CHEERING]

CHRIS WRAGGE: Boy, this was an absolute joy. I've missed this, mayor. For the first time in over a year, 13 months, to have the chance to speak with third graders, OK? In person, no Zooming. Third graders. This was at the George Washington Elementary School in my hometown in Mahwah, New Jersey.

These kids and their teachers, they've been so brave over the past 13 months. This was their first time all together in the assembly hall, and, as you can see, six feet apart, all masked. And they are all aspiring young journalists, and they want to be TV news anchors. How about that?

They've been doing a little newscasts and posting them on social media with the help of their parents, and every young man and every young lady out there, there were 50 of them, had a great question. We answered all of them. We may have missed one or two, but we got them all. And I just had a great time.

It was wonderful meeting all these kids that are probably to take my job one day. And a special thank you to Mr. Ulmer, the best principal ever, as you can see, as written in front of the George Washington School in Mahwah over there on Fardale Ave. So that was a good time yesterday. There was an audible gasp when I told them I was almost 51 years old. They're like what?

[LAUGHTER]

- I just want to see you with the shades on next time you do the news. So cute.

CHRIS WRAGGE: Thank you to them. It was great to see them.