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Phil LeBeau

Phil LeBeau
CNBC Auto and Airline Industry Reporter

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.

Follow Phil LeBeau on Twitter @Lebeaucarnews.


  • All Dreamliners Grounded Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    All Dreamliners Grounded

    The FAA has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but the stock is making a comeback today after yesterday's drop, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • ANA and Japan Airlines Co. (JAL), the world's largest users of Boeing Co. 787 jets, grounded their entire fleet of Dreamliners in the biggest blow yet to the troubled passenger jet's image.

    One day after the FAA and aviation authorities around the world grounded the 787 Dreamliner, essentially saying it is not safe to fly, Boeing customers are standing by the beleaguered plane.

  • Boeing, Boeing Gone! Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Boeing, Boeing Gone!

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest details on the FAA's decision to ground Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.


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