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Phil LeBeau

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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  • Why GM's New Electric Chevy Spark Matters Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    Gm Building

    As new model announcements go, this is not the biggest. So why should we care about General Motors spacer announcing it will build an electric version of its compact Chevy Spark? Primarily because it shines a spotlight on GM's much hyped, but still far from developed, program to build and sell electric cars.

  • GM Jumps Into Carsharing Lane with RelayRides Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Under the new partnership between GM and RelayRides, people who own a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac can immediately make their car eligible for RelayRide rental.

  • Sneak Peak at Tesla - Fuels Optimism Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:21 PM ET
    Tesla Model S

    As I headed out to California for a sneak peak at the Tesla plant and the beta version of its upcoming Model S electric sedan, I found myself asking one question over and over: Are the people bullish on Tesla buying into fools gold?

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