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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The major automakers are expected to roll out sales figures today. CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides a preview of the numbers and whether the momentum is likely to continue into the new year as the economy improves. Industry sales are expected to exceed 16 million, reports LeBeau.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at what 2014 has to hold for the airline industry including new amenities and fees.
New models of these SUVs are most equipped for emergencies, U.S. News & World Report.
Tesla will double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017, to expand the reach of its network and to shorten lines at stations.
The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits over the defect.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said consumers could see price increases slow as crude oil costs drop.