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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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  • Car dealership

    After months of hearing auto executives and consultants tell us that sales would pick up in the last third of the year, it appears the late summer surge has finally kicked in. Relax, we're still a long ways from the glory days of auto sales, but September is encouraging.

  • Did Boeing Violate Federal Labor Laws?  Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on the battle between Boeing and union workers.

  • Dreamliner First Thoughts Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    This is a day Boeing workers have been working towards for five or six years. It's validation their hard work has paid off. 

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  • A file photo showing Goodyear Auto Service Center in East Peoria, Illinois.

    GoodYear tire company is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in treads.

  • Ford Motor assembly worker Agil Al-Haddi loads the aluminium roof rails for the all-new Ford 2015 F-150 pickup truck into a bin at the Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan, November 11, 2014.

    Ford Motors said a charge related to its Venezuelan operations would reduce fourth-quarter profit attributable to the company by about $700 million.

  • General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra

    General Motors isn't changing anything in the long term because of lower gas prices, CEO Mary Barra tells CNBC in Davos.

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