Philip J. LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based at the network's Chicago bureau. He is also author of the "Behind the Wheel" blog on CNBC.com.
LeBeau has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including, "Dreamliner: Inside the World's Most Anticipated Airplan e" "Ford: Rebuilding An American Icon" and "Saving General Motors."
Prior to joining CNBC, LeBeau served as a media relations specialist for Van Kampen Funds in Oak Brook Terrace, IL, 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, LeBeau 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. LeBeau graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with a bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcasting.
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