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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After more than a year of courtship, US Airways is just days from finally merging with American Airlines, and some are wondering if this is the end of the line for the run-up in airline stocks.
Three weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the head of the NTSB said assumptions about the planes' lithium-ion batteries should be reconsidered.
The NTSB gives its second update on the investigation into the January 7th fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. And, CNBC's Phil LeBeau weighs in on the dual tracking of the FAA on the investigation. Also, Mary Schiavo, provides her perspective on who is in the cross hairs of the NTSB investigation, how long it will take to give Boeing "the green light" to resume flights.
Higher earnings from passenger cars offset falling demand for trucks, helping group to keep to its forecast for higher annual profit.
Tesla said that anyone ordering a car capable of completely autonomous driving cannot make money from ride hailing services.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, outlined to CNBC how he planned to help Mitsubishi Motors rebuild its image, following its most recent scandal.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday it confirmed an 11th death caused by a ruptured Takata air bag inflator.