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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.


  • Ford Focusing on Fixing LIncoln Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Ford Focusing on Fixing LIncoln

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau talks with Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company president & CEO, about why his company is focusing attention on its Lincoln luxury brand, which was down four percent last year.

  • BMW 4-Series Coupe displayed at the Detroit Auto Show.

    BMW showed its new Concept 4 Series Coupe to CNBC at the Detroit Auto Show, saying it has "so much more substance" than its 3 Series predecessor.

  • Wow Factor: BMW Unveils Concept 4 Series Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Wow Factor: BMW Unveils Concept 4 Series

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Ludwig Willisch, BMW North America president & CEO, about the automaker's efforts to attract the high-end consumer with luxury features in its newest series of cars.


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