WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Janet Yellen succeeds Bernanke at FedWASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Janet Yellen has become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.Yellen was sworn in early Monday, succeeding Ben Bernanke. She took the oath in a short ceremony in the Fed's board room.The 67-year-old was nominated by President Barack Obama back in October.Her four-year term as chairman will end on February 3rd of 2018.