While Ann always looked impeccably put together to us, those on set didn't always sign off on her wardrobe choices.
"One day, I wore a multicolored dress, and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam," she told the magazine. "But I chose it because I thought, 'This will perk up America.' "
Another request? Always wear high-heels.
"I'm encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, 'I love your shoes!'" she revealed. "So if it makes women happy, I'll wear them. But I'm still going to be me…I've tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn't gone well with my bosses."
Women, she also said, are entirely too hard on themselves physically.
"We constantly punish ourselves with degrading thoughts when we look at ourselves in the mirror," she explained. "The one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves. We waste too much time beating ourselves up…I've decided not to buy into the idea that I want to stop aging. I've got cellulite because it runs in my family. I've got gray hair because I won't dye it."
After being replaced by Savannah Guthrie as co-host on The Today Show, Ann is still employed by the network, and flew to London to cover the 2012 Summer Olympics Games.