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.
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In a world of large numbers, try wrapping your head around these digits: This year, the world is expected to set a new record with the sale of 80 million cars and trucks. Let me put that into perspective.
With Ford announcing it will increase production by 40,000 vehicles at its North American plants this summer, it's clear automakers expect summer sales to remain relatively strong.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks with Daniel Ammann, General Motors CFO, on the automaker's surprise earnings beat.
After much better than expected sales in the first half of 2015, US automakers are poised to enjoy a very strong second half of the year.
No longer in bankruptcy, Motor City is nurturing 1,400 next-gen advanced manufacturers to rekindle its legacy as a production hub.
It's getting tougher to find cars and trucks built in the U.S. that meet an industry index measuring which vehicles are the most "American-made".