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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's Management Team: Can They Stay In Control? Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    Whether it's the Wall Street Journal speculating about Cerberus Capital pushing for "fresh air" in the management at GM, or the steady flow of e-mails I get from people saying "Wagoner must go!", there is no shortage of people suggesting GM's leadership needs to change.

  • GM/Chrysler Job Cuts Just Part Of Very Scary Times Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET
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    This morning GM and Chrysler announced a fresh round of job cuts due to the stunning drop in business and their balance sheets.

  • Three Reasons For GM Not To Buy Chrysler Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET
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    Ever since word first leaked out about GM talking with Cerberus Capital about buying Chrysler, I've had two basic conversations with those in the companies, in the industry, on Wall Street, and you the reader/viewer.

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