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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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    Between now and the end of the year Chrysler will roll out 15 new and refreshed models, to join the revamped Jeep Grand Cherokee. These are the horses Chrysler needs to ride if its sales (and profits) are going to improve.

  • President Obama speaking with Phil LeBeau

    When I sat down to talk with President Barack Obama at the Ford plant on the south side of Chicago, I knew he would tell me the auto industry is in far better shape because his administration stepped in last year to save GM and Chrysler.

  • Has Toyota Weathered the Worst of the Recall Scandal? Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 11:42 AM ET
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    Between the data that came out on July auto sales on Tuesday and the Toyota quarterly earnings report early this morning, there is a growing perception Toyota has weathered the worst when it comes to recalling millions of vehicles worldwide.

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