Fortune editor on pregnant Yahoo CEO scoop

(CBS News) Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's new CEO, broke the news of her pregnancy to Fortune Magazine editor-at-large Patricia Sellers.

Appearing on "CBS This Morning" Wednedsay Sellers said she was shocked at the pregnancy news. "She was so calm about it. It was amazing. She told me that this has been a very easy pregnancy - her first."

Mayer took over as Yahoo's CEO on Tuesday after spending more than a decade at Google.

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Sellers lauded the move and said both sides stepped up to the plate. "Marissa Mayer, who has been a role model, is now a new kind of role model for young women."

Sellers said Mayer's pregnancy was not an issue to either Mayer or the Yahoo board. "Of course they thought about it. Of course they thought about it," Sellers said. "They embraced the idea that they're going to hire what is now the youngest person to run a Fortune 500 company."

"We need more Marissa Mayers, who are embracing their full lives and going for the big job," Sellers said.

(See more from Sellers in the video player above.)