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.


  • Thursday Market Roadmap Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Thursday Market Roadmap

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest details on the FAA grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. And, the "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on the market moving stories of the day, including the key earning results on banks.

  • Boeing's Turbulent Week Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:03 AM ET
    Boeing's Turbulent Week

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details on the temporary grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner as investigators look into battery problems. And, Carter Copeland, Barclays analyst, weighs in on how the negative news will impact shares of Boeing.

  • FAA Grounds Boeing's 787 Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:03 AM ET
    FAA Grounds Boeing's 787

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the Federal Aviation Administration took action to ground the Dreamliner after a serious of battery malfunctions plagued the aircraft.


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