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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.

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  • October Shows Auto Rebound Will Be Slow Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:48 PM ET
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    If you want to get a sense of just how unclear the auto industry is about how much sales will rebound, ask the different sales chiefs at the automakers.

  • How Mulally Got Ford Back in The Black Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    Alan Mulally

    Reporters and editors are already calling Ford's third quarter earnings surprising. And yes, it is surprising when analysts are expecting a company to lose 12 cents a share, and it earns 26 cents/share. But make no mistake; the blue oval has been going from red (losing money) to black (making money) for some time.

  • Green Car Incentives Are Just Starting To Roll Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
    Tesla

    If it's not clear to you yet, it should be. The green wave of incentives, tax breaks, and government grants is just starting to wash over auto companies and customers.

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