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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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  • Why the Clunker Numbers Baffled People Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
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    I thought the final numbers on the Cash for Clunkers program were fairly straight forward.  The Department of Transportation released the top 10 selling models and what percentage of vehicles were sold by each auto maker.  But those numbers don't make sense to many of you.

  • Clunkers Closes With a Bang for Toyota, Honda Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 12:25 PM ET

    The final numbers are in, and Cash for Clunkers ended with bang for Toyota and Honda, which both had three of the top-10 best selling models.

  • Is the GM Name Toxic? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 10:01 AM ET

    As branding moves go it's one most people won't even notice. General Motors will slowly start phasing out GM logos from its cars and trucks. 

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