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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Tens of millions of Americans are taking to the roads, rails and skies this Memorial Day weekend. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau takes a look at what air travelers can expect.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at Memorial Day traffic numbers this holiday weekend.
Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association, discusses the potential costs associated with long lines and delays at airports this summer.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at what travelers can expect when they arrive at the airport this Memorial Day weekend as the summer travel season begins.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks to Delta Air Lines COO Gil West about his company's new screening process to try and speed up the TSA security line.
CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports from Atlanta on Delta taking a unique approach to ease long lines.
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Travel experts explain to CNBC how travelers can get the most out of their holiday road trip.
The Bentley Bentayga has already sold out for the first year, Bentley USA's CEO says.
Auto insurance prices rose 6 percent in April, according to government data, the largest monthly increase since 2003.