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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.


  • Cramer: Ford's Mulally Is Staying Around Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cramer: Ford's Mulally Is Staying Around

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on today's market-moving headlines, including news Ford's current CEO will remain at least through 2014. CNBC's Phil LeBeau weighs in on the automaker's leadership plan.

  • GM Retirees Take Lump Sum Buyout Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    GM's headquarters in Detroit

    General Motors took another big step in its ongoing efforts to reduce the company’s massive pension obligation.

  • GM Q3 Earnings Big Beat Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 7:51 AM ET
    GM Q3 Earnings Big Beat

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Daniel Ammann, General Motors CFO, about the automaker's third quarter earnings of $0.93 ex-items vs. $0.60 estimates, on revenues of $37.6 billion.


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