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."
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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United Airlines and Boeing have struck a mammoth deal totaling $14.7 Billion. The deal was announced Thursday morning at United Airlines headquarters in Chicago.
As orders go at air shows, the latest deal between Boeing and Air Lease Corp is not the biggest one ever done. Still, the $7.2 Billion ALC is paying for 75 new 737 MAX airplanes is significant and highlight the continued demand for more fuel-efficient single aisle planes.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau discusses Air Lease Corporation's huge order of 75 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, with Steve Udvar-Hazi, Air Lease CEO.
Air Lease Corp places a huge order with Boeing, ordering 75, 737 MAX airplanes. James McNerney, Boeing chairman & CEO, discusses his company's growth strategies as global economies slow down and business competition heats up, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Sacked BBC "Top Gear," host Jeremy Clarkson has signed a deal with Amazon to present a new show with former co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May.
Tesla introduced an incentive program to encourage owners of its electric vehicles to convince their friends to buy cars.
The esults dismissed warnings from skeptics, who have suggested the aluminum panels are not strong enough to protect passengers.
The moves comes as Tesla Motors aims to make the electric car more affordable and boost its performance.