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

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.


  • Airlines Soar to Rare Q1 Profit Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:43 AM ET
    Airlines Soar to Rare Q1 Profit

    Fewer and fuller flights could pay off for airlines and investors, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. And Bob McAdoo of Imperial Capital tells investors how they can translate the positive in their portfolios.

  • Volvo Unveils New Technology to Avoid Cyclists Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Volvo's cyclist detection with full auto brake.

    After years of talk about the need for cars and trucks to do a better job of detecting and preventing accidents with bicyclists, Volvo has taken the first concrete step in that direction. Here's how it works.

  • NTSB: No Conclusion on Dreamliner Investigation Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    NTSB: No Conclusion on Dreamliner Investigation

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details on the battery fire investigation aboard a Japan Airlines 787 in Boston in January.


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