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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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  • Which GM Will Investors See? Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
    New Chevy Volt

    The challenge for General Motors is to win the perception battle with investors. The large mutual funds and pension plans will buy it. But will the little guy?

  • The IPO Mess Obscures the Real Question About GM Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 11:24 AM ET
    Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    Why are so many people ambivalent about the GM IPO? Because it's a mess. It's been rushed, poorly handled by the folks in Washington, and in general leaves a lot of people asking themselves, "What is the new GM all about?"

  • GM's Chevy Volt Gets Early Boost From GE Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Chevy Volt

    General Electric is moving quickly to electrify it fleet vehicles. The big push starts next year with GE starting the purchase of 25,000 EV's, including 12,000 Chevy Volts. By 2015, GE plans to have half of its global fleet of vehicles be electric. In short, it's a major commitment by GE with major implication for GM.

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