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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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  • Car Companies Gear Up for the Super Bowl Ad Blitz Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
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    We’re now in the window where automakers leak either snippets or their entire Super Bowl ad as a preview to the Super Bowl.

  • Ford's Lincoln Dream Faces Long Odds Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
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    The Lincoln image is that of town cars driven by older people to the country club. Changing that image will take more than a gorgeous model or two.

  • Telsa Electrified, Older Cars on the Road Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
    Telsa Electrified, Older Cars on the Road

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Goldman Sachs upgrades Telsa shares to a "buy" rating and place a price target at $35 on the stock. Also, a look at a new study that shows older and older cars are on the road, despite increasing new car sales.

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