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 takes a look at what 2014 has to hold for the airline industry including new amenities and fees.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowers its rating for General Motors to neutral from buy due to peak auto cycle fears.
Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace Takata air bag inflators.
Subaru is recalling over 100,000 vehicles due to a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.
Tesla fans worship Elon Musk like Apple devotees did with Steve Jobs, Bob Lutz tells CNBC. But he argues they shouldn't.