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 reports the latest on Tesla's self-driving cars including a disclaimer about car sharing and ride hailing purposes.
American Airlines Chairman & CEO Doug Parker speaks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's third quarter earnings and the effect of rising jet fuel prices on the airline sector.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports what to expect from Tesla's new product announcement today.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the White House and Department of Transportation are rolling out new rules designed to protect travelers against selective posting of airfares and require refunds for delayed baggage.
Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO, talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's third quarter results, hiring Scott Kirby and defending its market share.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details surrounding Tesla and Elon Musk's mystery product announcement.
Earnings are out for United Continental. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.
The consumer report card is out on airline travel. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.
Higher earnings from passenger cars offset falling demand for trucks, helping group to keep to its forecast for higher annual profit.
Tesla said that anyone ordering a car capable of completely autonomous driving cannot make money from ride hailing services.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, outlined to CNBC how he planned to help Mitsubishi Motors rebuild its image, following its most recent scandal.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday it confirmed an 11th death caused by a ruptured Takata air bag inflator.