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 the search area for missing Malaysia flight 370 has been expanded. Daniel Baker, FlightAware CEO explains why it was not unusual he flight lost radar communication.
The location of the missing Malaysia Flight 370 carrying 239 people remains unknown. Former pilot & aviation expert Jim Tilmon, provides insight on current black box technology, and shares what he thinks could have happened.
A new study shows the average household in 24 of America's 25 largest metropolitan areas cannot afford to pay for the average priced new car or truck.
Congress's investigation of a deadly defect in some GM cars widened, and a House committee ordered the automaker and a federal regulator to provide details on steps they took to get unsafe cars off the road.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission voted Tuesday to ban the direct sale of automobiles in New Jersey, forcing electric-car maker Tesla to use dealers instead.
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.
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