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 the search area for missing Malaysia flight 370 has been expanded. Daniel Baker, FlightAware CEO explains why it was not unusual he flight lost radar communication.
The location of the missing Malaysia Flight 370 carrying 239 people remains unknown. Former pilot & aviation expert Jim Tilmon, provides insight on current black box technology, and shares what he thinks could have happened.
Tesla's workplace injury rate has exceeded the auto industry average in the past, said a report from Worksafe.
Tesla shares could surge past $500 if the company sticks to its own production and sales targets, says analyst Ben Kallo.
European markets were mixed on Wednesday, extending the losses seen in Asian markets, after Moody's downgraded its credit rating for the world's second-largest economy China.
Insurance underwriters often look at credit scores to determine the likelihood that an individual will file a claim.