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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For the second straight year, owners of vehicles at least 3 years old are reporting more problems with their cars, trucks and SUVs.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau recaps President Trump's remarks at Boeing's South Carolina facility. CNBC's Ylan Mui weighs in.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on President Donald Trump getting ready for his visit to a Boeing plant in Charleston.
One of the biggest unions in the country is making a push for a "Made in America" campaign. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
American Airlines pilots blast the company's CEO for being absent at President Trump's meeting with airline executives. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
Auto fatalities are on the rise, partly due to distraction behind the wheel. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
The airline industry put up its best performance in decades when it comes to completing flights and handling bags.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on how GM hopes the auto giant’s European Opel division is on the selling block.
While the number of Americans flying keeps soaring, there hasn’t been a new major airport built since Denver opened 22 years ago. Instead, new terminals are being added to old airports, and airlines are picking up a big part of the tab. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
For the second straight year, owners of vehicles at least 3 years old are reporting more problems.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized in an all-hands meeting at the company's San Francisco headquarters that employees who participated described as "honest, raw, and emotional."
With commodity prices rallying off historical lows over the past year, pricing in "robust" expectations, but now, markets need to see real demand, Goldman Sachs said.