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Phil LeBeau

CNBC Auto and Airline Industry Reporter

Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based at the network's Chicago bureau. He is also editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.

LeBeau has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including "Dreamliner: Inside the World's Most Anticipated Airplane," "Ford: Rebuilding an American Icon" and "Saving General Motors" and "Failure to Recall: Investigating GM."

Prior to joining CNBC, LeBeau served as a media relations specialist for Van Kampen Funds in Oak Brook Terrace, Ill., and was instrumental in implementing an initiative to communicate the company's mutual fund and investment practices to the public and the press. While at Van Kampen, LeBeau held a Series 6 license.

Previously, he held general assignment reporting positions at KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, and KAKE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kan. LeBeau began his career as a field producer at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where he wrote, produced and researched consumer stories. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with a bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcasting.

Follow Phil LeBeau on Twitter @Lebeaucarnews.

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  • Electric Vehicle Popularity Grows  Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Despite recent safety concerns about the Chevy Volt's battery, the popularity of electric cars is picking up traction, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Boeing, Union Reach New Deal on Contract Extension Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    After six weeks of discreet negotiations, Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers  have reached an agreement on a 4-year contract extension.

  • Chevy Volt Fire Investigation  Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    GM is not changing marketing plans for Chevy Volt following news that safety regulators are looking into whether the hybrid car is prone to post-crash battery fires, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Paul Ingrassia, Thomson Reuters, weighs in.

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