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.
Follow Phil LeBeau on Twitter @Lebeaucarnews.
When Clint Eastwood said in a Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler, "It's halftime America and our second half is about to begin," many looked at it as a rallying cry for American business. It's easy to see why.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports there is more turbulence ahead for the aerospace giant as an investigation into its 787 battery problem continues. And, Michael Boyd, The Boyd Group chairman, weighs in.
Despite climbing to a six-month high, gas prices remain at lowest levels since 2009, according to an AAA report.
On Monday, Tesla Motors released the results of its tests of the Model X's air-filtering system, which demonstrated its efficacy.
Nissan said Friday that it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles because the passenger-side air bags may not work properly.
Value investor Mario Gabelli tells CNBC that Warren Buffett might want to consider buying AutoNation.