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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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  • Hyundai and Chrysler: Two Very Different Stories Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    As we work our way through the last month of the year, there's an intriguing story playing out with Hyundai and Chrysler.

  • What's Driving Detroit's Hiring Boom? Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    The auto industry is re-making itself. It is leaner, more efficient and smaller. And in that transition there is a need for engineers and those with technical knowledge to build more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • AUTOS—LeBeau Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Ford will notch record profits, electric cars will be a niche product and Chrysler will re-assert itself.

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