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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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  • Telsa Electrified, Older Cars on the Road  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Goldman Sachs upgrades Telsa shares to a "buy" rating and place a price target at $35 on the stock. Also, a look at a new study that shows older and older cars are on the road, despite increasing new car sales.

  • BMW Turbo Charges US Production Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    If you thought BMW was going to slow down now that it’s the #1 luxury brand in the US, think again.

  • Walk around the Detroit Auto Show and one thing stands out: America's automakers are coming on strong when it comes to cars.  Gone are the days when Detroit's cars lagged the sedans you saw from overseas. 

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