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.


  • Inside the New York Auto Show     Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 7:15 AM ET

    Automakers are hitting the Big Apple this week to show off the newest models and technology to the driving masses, with Mark Reuss, GM North America President, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Japan and High Oil Prices Hurting Us: GM's Akerson Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    With shares of GM slipping under $30, there's an interesting, and potentially troubling question, for GM and it's investors. How much further will the stock drop?

  • Toyota After the Quake     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    A look at Toyota after the quake and hedge funds with Bob Carter, Toyota head of North American sales, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.


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