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 implications for automakers if the U.S. and China were to enter a trade war.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks to Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac China vp, about Cadillac's expansion in China and the future of the luxury car.
Corporate travelers may be re-thinking their use of Uber.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the growth of SUVs in China while at the Shanghai Auto Show.
China auto sales have been in overdrive over the past few years. Is that massive run about to hit the skids?
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports luxury automobiles sales stay strong in China while Tesla sales are gaining momentum.
Delta has changed its policy about bumping passengers off of flighs, and its customers stand to benefit.
Mike Boyd, Boyd Group International and CNBC's Phil LeBeau weigh in on the removal of Dr. David Dao from an overbooked United Airlines flight.
James Albertine, Consumer Edge Research, discusses the announcement that Tesla will be unveiling a semi truck in the fall.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest news from Tesla as Elon Musk takes to Twitter to announce the release for its semi truck.
The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits over the defect.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said consumers could see price increases slow as crude oil costs drop.
More than a dozen start-ups backed by deep-pocketed industry figures along with big aerospace firms are taking on the dream of the flying car. NYT reports.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor's market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them.