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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.


  • US Defends Dreamliner, Despite Safety Review Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Even as the federal government was announcing a new reliability review of Boeing's new 787, the Secretary of Transportation was defending the safety of the Dreamliner.

  • FAA & LaHood: These Plans Are Safe! Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 11:14 AM ET
    FAA & LaHood: These Plans Are Safe!

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports government officials are standing by the Dreamliner, but shares of Boeing are down nearly three percent since the aircraft was hit by a couple of mishaps in the past week.

  • Friday's Market Roadmap Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Friday's Market Roadmap

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports which stories are likely to move the market's today, including Wells Fargo's earnings beat; and Best Buy's flat holiday sales Also, CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Boeing's bumpy week, as the FAA reviews recent technical glitches found on the 787 Dreamliner.


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