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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After a 13 hour stop at the wrong airport, a Boeing plane carrying parts for a 787 Dreamliner took off on a short runway and made its final destination.
Tesla's Model S, the focus of a Federal investigation, has topped the latest owner satisfaction survey from Consumer Reports.
With the E-Golf, Volkswagen's first all- electric car on sale in Q4 2014, Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America CEO, told CNBC's Phil LeBeau at the LA Auto Show, electric vehicle demand is a small minority of the entire market place but he expects it to grow.
Takata’s airbags are now at the center of the auto industry’s biggest recall, The New York Times reports.
Delinquencies in subprime auto loans are on the rise, and that could signal bad news for lenders and automakers.
Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb.
Tesla has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity.