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 looks at the push for electric vehicles in China and the challenges for charging in the city.
China is trying to steer consumers to buy electric vehicles, a move that can benefit manufacturers like BYD.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down Ford Motor's quarterly results after the automaker reports record operating profit margins.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on China's efforts to reduce pollution and push demand for electric vehicles.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent by Chinese companies to create the next Tesla, and it's easy to see why.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from Beijing on the Chinese auto market and how domestic S.U.V. brands are outselling foreign competitors.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from the Beijing Auto Show about the red-hot demand for S.U.V.s in the world's largest car market.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports SUV sales were up over 52-percent in China over the past year.
Mercedes is attempting to revolutionize the car buying experience, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau with a look at the "Mercedes me" dealership.
Despite climbing to a six-month high, gas prices remain at lowest levels since 2009, according to an AAA report.
On Monday, Tesla Motors released the results of its tests of the Model X's air-filtering system, which demonstrated its efficacy.
Nissan said Friday that it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles because the passenger-side air bags may not work properly.
Value investor Mario Gabelli tells CNBC that Warren Buffett might want to consider buying AutoNation.