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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," which won a 2014 Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Award.

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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  • Listen up diesel fans!

    Audi of America president and CEO Scott Keogh discusses the outlook for diesel in the U.S., and its diesel version of the Audi A3 TDI. He says this car will be a "big pillar" of the company's growth.

  • All new Toyota Camry unveiled

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reveals the new and rebuilt Toyota Camry from the New York auto show.

  • Nissan turns a new Leaf

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Andy Palmer, Nissan executive vice president, talk about what's working for Nissan and the challenges of selling electric cars.

  • BMW unveils M4 convertible

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Ian Robertson, BMW board member, about the automaker's newest models, which includes the M4 convertible, the X4, and X7.

  • Jaguar hitting 'sweet spot': CEO

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, talk about Jaguar's "specialization" of its luxury models, and some of the misconceptions surrounding the Land Rover.

  • GM reveals new models in NYC

    GM unveils new models, hopes for strong sales this year After massive recalls, General Motors is pushing forward with new car models unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. CNBC's Phil LeBeau explains.

  • Mercedes CEO: Fighting for every car

    Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA president & CEO, breaks down Mercedes growth plan and sales expectations for the year.

  • Mystery Mercedes-Benz unveiled

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA president & CEO, premiere the new high performance Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe.

  • Porsche 918 Spyder

    Porsche is about to start deliveries of its limited-edition 918 Spyder, a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle.

  • Tesla's last day in New Jersey

    Today is the last day Tesla can operate stores in New Jersey. CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks with Forrest McConnell, National Automobile Dealers Association chairman, about the efforts being made to keep Tesla out of the Garden State, and the GM recall.

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