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 airline industry put up its best performance in decades when it comes to completing flights and handling bags.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on how GM hopes the auto giant’s European Opel division is on the selling block.
While the number of Americans flying keeps soaring, there hasn’t been a new major airport built since Denver opened 22 years ago. Instead, new terminals are being added to old airports, and airlines are picking up a big part of the tab. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
David Vernon, Bernstein senior research analyst, weighs in on infrastructure improvements to come in the airline industry under the Trump administration.
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CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on what lies ahead for the airline industry following President Trump's meeting with airline executives at the White House.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about the meeting between airline industry executives and President Donald Trump.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports ahead of the meeting between airline CEOs and President Donald Trump at the White House.
According to Hopper, there has been a 17 percent drop in commercial airline flight searches from foreign countries to the United States.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how political uncertainty is weighing down shares of General Motors, despite the company's earnings beat.
Another player has entered the self-driving trucks startup arena. Say hello to Embark.
Volkswagen (VW) project stable earnings this year after record sales of its luxury Audi and Porsche cars.
Jim Cramer goes down the list on why Garmin could walk past the competition.
Jim Cramer says the wild notions of Musk aren't unlike what technology companies have done in the past.