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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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  • NTSB Investigator Mike Bauer inside the Boeing 787 under investigation at Boston's Logan Airport.

    One day after a Dreamliner caught on fire, Boeing found itself facing another 787 with problems. This at a time when the aviation company said it has traced the source of the fire to a lithium ion battery.

  • Boeing's Dreamliner Nightmare Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner Nightmare

    Boeing says its 787 fire is being traced to a battery in the auxiliary power unit, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Jason Gursky, Citigroup senior aerospace and defense analyst, weighs in.

  • Examining Monday's Boeing 787 Fire Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 3:06 PM ET
    Examining Monday's Boeing 787 Fire

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the investigation into a fire that broke out on an empty 787 Boeing Dreamliner jet.

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