Google Exec Marissa Mayer Becomes New Yahoo! CEO

Yahoo! is giving it a go with another CEO. Marissa Mayer, Google's 20th employee and first female engineer is heading over to what she is quoted as calling "one of the best brands on the Internet."

Yahoo! Co-Founder David Filo said, "Marissa is a well-known, visionary leader in user experience and product design and one of Silicon Valley's most exciting strategists in technology development. I look forward to working with her to enhance Yahoo's product offerings for our over 700 million unique monthly visitors."

During her 13 years at Google, Mayer held various high-level positions with the company. Most recently, she was reportedly overseeing local and location services, including Google Maps, Google Earth and Zagat.

Yahoo! has had five CEO’s over the last five years. Most recently, Ross Levinsohn has been running the company on an interim basis and was thought to be the leading candidate after Hulu CEO Jason Kilar dropped out from consideration. Levinsohn filled in after Scott Thompson lost his job two months ago in a flap over misinformation on his official biography.

Reports are that her tenure starts today. Mayer is pregnant with her first child but she tells Fortune, "My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I'll work throughout it."

More from Yahoo's press release.

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