Philip J. 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."
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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CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports GM CEO Mary Barra received an email in 2011 about steering problems in GM cars.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra calls the move "an interim step as we seek the truth about what happened."
Carfax estimates hundreds of thousands of GM cars recalled for faulty ignition switches will likely never be repaired.
Porsche is about to start deliveries of its limited-edition 918 Spyder, a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle.
The two companies debuted Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept vehicle ahead of the New York Auto Show.
General Motors announced on Monday that its heads of human resources and communications are leaving the company "to pursue other interests."
A large number of Americans are nervous about whether new technology in connected automobiles could be hacked.
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