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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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    The American car and truck buyer went back to the auto showroom in a big way last month

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    Look for solid auto sales, with Ford, Jeep, Hyundai/Kia and Tesla in the spotlight.

  • CNBC's Boldest Predictions 2012 Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
    What's a prediction without a little courage, bravado or risk-taking? Oh yeah, good instincts and analytics also helps. We've culled some 15 brilliant predictions from the dozens offered by our anchors, reporters, editors and bloggers at CNBC. Enjoy and let us us know what you think.

    These predictions are bold all right. Some may even be outrageous. The financial world, however, is full of big surprises. Remember, you heard it first here.

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