March 24 (UPI) -- Tamron Hall says her former job at Today "doesn't define" her or her future.
The 46-year-old broadcast journalist dismissed the importance of the series to her life and career while discussing her departure from the NBC morning show Thursday at the Women's Business Enterprise National Council Summit & Salute in New Orleans.
"I don't want a friend who calls me saying, 'Oh my God!'" Hall said of reaction to her exit, according to E! News. "It's a job. It doesn't define me. It doesn't determine what I do, how I treat people."
"In the end, a title can't define you," she explained. "When your card no longer says anything beneath it but your name, are you still you? Can you still savor the victory, the moment you were able to take that dream?"
Hall confirmed her departure from NBC and MSNBC in February after nearly three years as a Today anchor. Her exit followed word that NBC will remove her hour of the show to make room for incoming anchor Megyn Kelly.
"The last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I'm grateful," Hall said Feb. 1. "I'm also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you."
Hall thanked the Women's Business Enterprise National Council after the summit for "giving women entrepreneurs inspiration and hope. She has yet to announce her next project, but hinted this week that she has something in the works.
"My family may be getting a tad sick of me lol. I promise I'm working on things I hope y'all will appreciate," she tweeted Tuesday.