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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.


  • What's In a Name? A Lot If You Are GM Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
    2010 Chevy Aveo

    For a company that has long struggled to re-make its image with American car buyers, GM sure has a lot of issues with names.

  • Will Incentives Goose Lexus Sales? Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    This is not the usual place Lexus finds itself late in the year. Toyota's upscale brand is usually leading the luxury market in sales. Not this year.

  • Three Reasons Why Ford Can Make Lincoln Shine Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 9:42 AM ET
    2007 Lincoln MKX

    As Ford begins to reboot Lincoln, Alan Mulally has made it clear Ford will give Lincoln a steady supply of new models for the next several years. That sends a message to Lincoln dealers.


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