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.


  • LaHood Addresses Boeing's Troubled 787 Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 PM ET
    LaHood Addresses Boeing's Troubled 787

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest comments from the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood who wants to be "one thousand percent" sure the Dreamliner is safe to fly again.

  • Dreamliner Investigation Continues Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Dreamliner Investigation Continues

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details on the FAA's grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

  • 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.


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