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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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    Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen speaks at the National Press Club

    The comments this week by Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen about President Obama's administration pushing electric cars is one that will no doubt get the attention of many in the auto industry.

  • Ford Eyes Big 2010 as Europe Sales Surge Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 3:41 PM ET
    Ford

    There are two types of emails I get about Ford: The first comes from those who think we don't give Chief Executive Alan Mulally and his team enough credit for the turn-around they are executing at the auto maker. I chuckle reading these...

  • GM's Musical Chairs Still Looking For The Right Song Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 11:10 AM ET
    GM Headquarters

    The leadership changes at GM keep coming. The latest, two new people running Chevrolet as well as Buick/GMC are out.

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