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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General Motors, one of automakers criticized by President-elect Trump, is adding 1,500 jobs in the U.S. as part of its plans for an additional $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing operations.
Takata will plead guilty to wire fraud and agrees to pay a $1 billion settlement for rupture-prone airbag case, U.S. Justice Department says. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the allegations against Fiat Chrysler from the EPA over diesel emission software.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO, about the allegations against the automaker from the EPA over diesel emission defeat software.
Airbag maker Takata to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing over rupture-prone airbags and is expected to pay $1 billion, CNBC's Sue Herera reports. With CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the EPA's formal charges against Fiat Chrysler on diesel emissions defeat software.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Fiat Chrysler's response to upcoming allegations from the EPA on diesel emissions.
Takata took a major step toward putting its airbag scandal behind it on Friday, the NYT reports.
Ford unveiled a revamped version of the Ford Mustang for a market that is increasingly young, diverse and international.
The move follows threats by President-elect Donald Trump to tax vehicles built in Mexico.