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 talks with General Motors CFO Chuck Stevens about the automaker's earnings beat and where they see growth in the industry.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down General Motor's quarterly numbers which reported EPS of $1.72 Adj. on revenues of $41.2 billion.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the settlement between Dr. David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from an overbooked United flight, and the airline.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that Dr. David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from an overbooked United flight, has settled confidentially with the airline.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the new passenger policy at United Airlines as the company's push to improve customer experience.
United Airlines hopes more cash, better training, and fewer oversold flights will help it avoid another public relations disaster.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down Ford Motor's quarterly results showing EPS of $0.30 Adj. on revenues of $36.475 billion.
The airline announcing big policy changes following the incident where a passenger was dragged off one of its flights.
United will offer up to $10,000 to volunteers willing to give up their seats if an overbooking incident occurs, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the Jeep and Ram brands are strong enough to exist independently.
Elon Musk's Boring Company just released a video that gives an idea of what a massive underground freeway system would looks like.
GM CEO Mary Barra said GM is making fast progress as it tests autonomous technology in various cities around the country.
Tesla's biggest competitors are likely not auto companies, but well-funded tech companies.