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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.


  • BMW Gets Into the Car Share Game Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    The luxury automaker has brought its DriveNow program to San Francisco, California with the service opening up for business at the end of June.

  • Want to Share a BMW? Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    Want to Share a BMW?

    BMW is launching a luxury car-sharing program in San Francisco, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • June Auto Sales Deliver Summer Relief Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Despite concerns a sluggish U.S. economy could keep people away from showrooms, automakers are reporting stronger than expected June sales.


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