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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Bill Wolters, Texas Automobile Dealers Association president, discusses what it would mean to the state of Texas to land Tesla's "Gigafactory" and if it would change its law that bans Tesla from selling in the state. CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk intends to build the world's largest battery factory that could shake up the power industry, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Based on survey results from 1.1 million subscribers, The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue ranked Tesla's Model S the top overall pick.
GM hired two law firms to look into its recall of cars blamed for 13 deaths, and lawmakers said they would also investigate the company's response.
The charts suggest that the worst is yet to come.
Audi is betting it finally has the car to challenge Mercedes and BMW in a fast-growing market.
A rare, 1937 French Roadster sold for $6.6 million over the weekend, proving that rich car collectors are still spending.
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