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 and Clarence Ditlow, The Center for Auto Safety executive director, discuss the company's assertion that an airbag failure in recalled GM vehicles resulted in more than 300 deaths. "There was a widespread problem that no one searched," Ditlow says.
Colin Rusch, Northland Capital Markets senior analyst, discusses Tesla's sales model in the wake of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission decision to ban auto manufacturers from selling cars directly to consumers.
A study finds the most popular cars for high-income Americans are pretty much what everyone else drives, notably Fords, Jeeps, and Hondas.
Uber's CEO has sent a company-wide email responding to a blog written by a former employee alleging workplace sexual harassment.
General Motors plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft.