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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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  • New Car Sales' Youthful Boost Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    New Car Sales' Youthful Boost

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports new car sales among 18 to 34 year olds are finally back on the rise.

  • Tesla Charges Forward Despite Bumps Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
    Tesla Roadster

    Which Tesla has your attention right now? Is it the company that unveiled its supercharger network and promised a coast to coast set of charging stations or is it the company that warned Wall Street to expect lower revenues this year?

  • Consumer Reports Pans Fisker Luxury Electric Car Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 6:01 AM ET

    Consumer Reports is not recommending the high-end extended range electric Fisker Karma.  In fact, the auto division of Consumer Reports says the Karma is full of flaws including a "badly-designed touch-screen system makes the dash controls an ergonomic disaster."  The Karma score of 57 out of a possible 100 makes it among the poorest performing vehicles of the 311 reviewed by Consumer Reports.

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