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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Skeptics are questioning if any further information U.S. investigators could gather from the MH17 site in Ukraine is worth the risk.
A Malaysian passenger airline has crashed in the Ukraine near the Russian border. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Malaysian Airlines has confirmed losing contact with flight MH-17.
BMW plans to introduce electric 3-Series sedans at a German auto show in September, German news report says.
Morgan Stanley raised General Motors price target in light of its Opel sale and potential for technological progress.
It's called the Blade.
Median-income households in most major metro areas struggle to carry a new-car loan.