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.


  • December/2010 Sales Show Toyota's Resilience Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:56 PM ET
    Tustin Toyota dealership in Tustin, California.

    December sales delivered few surprises. They were better than expected, with the GM, Ford and Chrysler all ending the year on a roll. And then there is Toyota.

  • Chrysler's Big 2011 Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    Chrysler grille

    After more than a year of quietly taking important steps to get Chrysler breathing again, CEO Sergio Marchionne is making it clear this is the year the company will take some big steps.

  • Love or Hate GM, The Buy Ratings Make Sense Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    I was waiting for this. As soon as GM stock started to pick up momentum or get buy ratings on Wall Street, the "anti-GM brigade" would immediately scream.


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