Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Gives Birth to Baby BoyBy: Josh Wolford - October 1, 2012
Adding to the eventful 2012 for Marissa Mayer, the 37-year-old Yahoo CEO gave birth to her first child last night – a baby boy.
The news was tweeted out by Mayer’s husband, Zachary Bogue.
“Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great – we couldn’t be more excited,” tweeted Bogue about an hour ago. Marissa Mayer just retweeted the tweet.
Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great–we couldn’t be more excited!
On the same day that Yahoo announced the hire of Mayer as their new CEO, she tweeted out the other big news of the day – that she was expecting her first child. At the time, she said that the due date was set for October 7th, so it looks like the little guy came a tad bit early.
At the time, Mayer said that Yahoo learned of her pregnancy before she was tapped as CEO, and that nobody on the CEO search committee expressed any concern with it.
We can expect Mayer to remain hard at work at her new job, as she said that she wouldn’t be taking an extended maternity leave back in July:
“I like to stay in the rhythm of things,” she said. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I’ll work throughout it.”
Late last month, Mayer held a meeting with Yahoo employees to discuss the future of the company. The main theme underlying the vision was that Yahoo is going to focus more on mobile and personalization moving forward.