July 17th, 2012
01:56 PM ET

Burnett on new Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer: "She has guts"

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles Monday's big tech news on Yahoo's surprise CEO pick, Marissa Mayer

Know Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in 11 facts

Marissa Mayer, who was Google's first female engineer and its 20th employee when she joined that company in 1999, has been named CEO of Yahoo.

She's the fifth CEO in as many years at that struggling company. Monday's announcement has caused ripples in the world of technology as people expressed surprise that Mayer would leave Google and that Yahoo has landed such a charismatic leader.

Here's a quick guide to some of the most interesting and water-cooler-worthy facts about the 37-year-old. (We know what you're thinking. And yes - an 11-point list can successfully illuminate decades of a person's personal and professional life. Of course it can.)


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