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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 fund makes first payment     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest developments in the General Motors recall crisis. Kenneth Feinberg, GM compensation fund administrator, says 31 claims have been found eligible, the remainder are being processed.

  • GM claims: By the numbers     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    General Motors' compensation fund announced its first round of victim claims relating to faulty GM vehicles. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.

  • GM eligible death claims will rise: Feinberg Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    Kenneth 'Ken' Feinberg, managing partner and founder of Feinberg Rozen LLP

    There are 19 eligible claims for a person who died in a defective GM vehicle—and that number is likely to go higher.

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