Dainty purses won’t do for Natalie Morales, coanchor of Today (NBC, 7 A.M. weekdays). With two kids (sons Josh, 10, and Luke, 6, with investment consultant husband Joe Rhodes, 44) and frequent assignments on the road, she says her carryall “has got to be functional.” The star gives Us the inside scoop on her Tumi satchel.
“Whether I’m away for a story or running around Manhattan, I stock up on travel-size cans of Oribe hair spray. It’s my favorite. I have three different kinds in here right now!”
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“I’m a snacker, so there tends to always be a half-eaten Clif Bar at the bottom of my bag.”
“My Eileen Fisher cashmere gloves were an emergency purchase. They’re so comfortable! I also have tech-touch gloves for when I am covering a story outside and need to use my phone.”
“As I get older, I’m noticing dark spots on my face. I’m crazy about putting on Naturopathica Lavender Protective sunscreen all year long, not just in the summer.”
“If something touches me, I’ll take it with me. I have this Chilean flag that one of the families gave me when I covered the Copiapo mining accident in 2010. It reminds me how lucky I am to do this job.”