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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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    GM auto dealership with sign.

    Yes, these are great days for the Big 3. And what's even more encouraging for those who work for the Big 3 or are invested in those automakers is that this renaissance for Detroit is just beginning.

  • Why the GM IPO is Not About the US Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 12:15 PM ET
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    It's time to wake up and see the world through the eyes of GM. And those eyes see the future through a global lens, and not a U.S. one.

  • 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?

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