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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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  • Detroit Skyline

    As the President takes a bow in Detroit for his administration saving the Big 3, the real story in Michigan is whether the folks who run GM and Chrysler (and many of the suppliers) will remember how close they came to collapsing. They better not forget.

  • Can GM Sell the Volt as a Normal Car? Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Chevy Volt

    As soon GM announced the price of the new Chevy Volt at $41,000, I could here skeptics scoff and say, "Are you kidding me? Who will pay that for an electric car?"

  • The Explorer Will Extend Ford's Winning Streak Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 1:48 PM ET
    The new 2011 Ford Explorer SUV touts a sleek newly designed look that the company hopes will attract new buyers to the venerable SUV line.

    Given how well things have been going for Ford, it would be easy to say the new Explorer SUV will do well simply because Ford is the hot brand right now.

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