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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CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on airline stocks on the rise after a promising second quarter.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Tesla is opening 100 new service centers, 350 new mobile service vans and 1,500 additional service workers.
The Model 3 rollout presents a huge challenge for Tesla's Elon Musk to provide service for new owners.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Tesla sales in Hong Kong as the company releases pictures of its Model 3 electric vehicle.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that Mexico exported 1.5 million cars in the first half of 2017.
Amid tough talk on trade from President Donald Trump, the flow of vehicles from Mexico has picked up momentum.
CNBC’s Phil LeBeau takes a look at a Wall Street Journal report that says Tesla recorded zero car sales in Hong Kong this past April thanks to the end of tax exemptions for electric vehicles in the Asian city.
For the first time in the history of the North American Car of the Year, the winner will not be chosen among Detroit automakers.