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 on a developing story about a class action lawsuit against General Motors for using devices on diesel pickups to fabricate emissions tests.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing new procedures that will require travelers to unpack electronics from carry-on bags for separate screening, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, some of the smallest cars on the road have the highest driver fatality rates.
If you think going through security lines at airports is already a hassle, be prepared: it could get worse.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the trend of electric vehicles coming to the pickup truck space with the Workhorse.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at the disappointing earnings from Autozone and other worries for auto parts retailers.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the outlook for summer travel as a record number of people are expected to fly.
Airlines have made it tougher for frequent flyers to cash in their miles or points for a free flight.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on how Ford is planning to cut about 10% of its global workforce.
The month of May and New Year's Eve are among the six best times to buy a car, U.S. News reports.
Morgan Stanley shared its favorite autonomous driving stock picks in a note to clients Thursday.
Malaysian carmaker Proton has finally landed a foreign partner in Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding.