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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Dieter Zetsche, Daimler chairman, introduces the automaker's newest models, including the debut of the AMG A-45 and a new CLA class, priced under $30,000. Will the effort to attract new customers and turnaround the company work? CNBC's Phil LeBeau asks the man in charge about his three-year contract and plans for the company.
Insight on extremely low home inventories, despite historical spring time booms and news that February auto sales are north of 15 million vehicles.
The American auto industry posted steady sales gains for the month of February, as executives reiterated their belief the industry sales pace this year will wind up in a range of 15.3 to 15.5 million vehicles.
Chrysler, scrambling to keep up with greater demand for its Jeep Grand Cherokee, is hiring 1,250 workers and increasing production of 8 and 9 speed transmissions.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said "a great deal of testing" will be needed on Boeing's beleaguered line of 787 planes, before Dreamliners are cleared to fly again.
DAF, Daimler, Iveco, Scania, MAN and Volvo/Renault set to be punished, the FT reports.
Travel experts explain to CNBC how travelers can get the most out of their holiday road trip.
The Bentley Bentayga has already sold out for the first year, Bentley USA's CEO says.
Auto insurance prices rose 6 percent in April, according to government data, the largest monthly increase since 2003.