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," which won a 2014 Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Award.
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 and GM EVP Mark Reuss talk about growing concerns over auto cybersecurity threats and what automakers are doing to increase security.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau discusses big numbers for General Motors in the second quarter.
Chuck Stevens, General Motors CFO, discusses General Motors' quarterly results with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down General Motors quarterly numbers which posted EPS of $1.86 on revenues of $42.4 billion.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Elon Musk plans to develop fully autonomous vehicles and add pick-up trucks and a compact SUV to the lineup.
Tesla wants to have its massive gigafactory ready to build lithium ion cells before the launch of its Model 3 sedan.
Santander Consumer USA looks to resolve issues regarding "discount accretion and credit loss allowance methodologies."
A review conducted by Fiat Chrysler from mid-2015 found U.S. sales figures were inflated, the Automotive News reported.
Tesla Motors and SolarCity have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer.
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