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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Singapore is taking the next step in the world's move towards self-driving vehicles with the first public trial of autonomous-drive taxis.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Tesla's new battery and how it will likely impact sales.
Colin Rusch, Oppenheimer Senior Research Analyst, discusses Tesla's new Model S P100D and Model X P100D vehicles and 100 kWh battery pack.
Elon Musk unveils Tesla product news and features, including new versions of Model S and Model X vehicles and a 100 KWH battery pack. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.
Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council President and CEO, discusses the rising rate of traffic fatalities in the United States. CNBC's Phil LeBeau weighs in.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on a large spike in traffic-related deaths this year.
For the second year in a row, the number of people killed in traffic fatalities increased substantially from January through June.
Takata’s airbags are now at the center of the auto industry’s biggest recall, The New York Times reports.
Delinquencies in subprime auto loans are on the rise, and that could signal bad news for lenders and automakers.
Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb.
Tesla has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity.