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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It's looking like it will be a crowded but profitable holiday season for U.S. airlines.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the Air Force One replacement order from Boeing and President-elect Donald Trump's tweet about the costs.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the Air Force's response to President-elect Donald Trump tweeting about the costs involved with the order for a 747 for a replacement Air Force One.
U.S. Department of Justice consents to Alaska Air's purchase of Virgin America, and will require Alaska to scale back codesharing with American Air. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
According to the White House, Donald Trump's statements surrounding Boeing's Air Force One replacement contract does not reflect arrangements between Boeing and the U.S. Department of Defense. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest statement from Boeing over the Air Force One program.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Boeing's replacement order for the Air Force One program following statements from President-elect Donald Trump about the costs involved.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Boeing's response to President-elect Donald Trump tweeting about the costs involved with the order for a 747 for Air Force One.
Ford is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite Trump's threats to impose tariffs.
The editor-in-chief of Automotive News says it's time to disable phones while they're in motion.
Rivian plans to invest up to $175 million in the Normal plant by 2024, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce.