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 reports Toyota has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice to settle a 4-year criminal investigation into whether the company misled investigators and the public.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest details on an agreement reached between the Justice Department and Toyota over the recall of its autos for unintended acceleration.
Barra also said she had no knowledge about faulty ignition switches before the matter was brought to her attention the month she was named GM CEO.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports courts documents show General Motors could have fixed its ignition problems and keys in 2005 for $1 per car.
The month of May and New Year's Eve are among the six best times to buy a car, U.S. News reports.
Morgan Stanley shared its favorite autonomous driving stock picks in a note to clients Thursday.
Malaysian carmaker Proton has finally landed a foreign partner in Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding.
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand to serve the Southeast Asian market.