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 Elon Musk plans to develop fully autonomous vehicles and add pick-up trucks and a compact SUV to the lineup.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports live at the Automated Vehicles Symposium and speaks to Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary.
It's not quite salt and a lime, but Ford thinks its cars and trucks could be a pretty good fit with Jose Cuervo, the famed tequila maker.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on Tesla including concerns over its autopilot system and the end of its resale value guarantee.
Laura MacCleery, Consumer Reports vice president of consumer policy and mobilization, is calling on Tesla to disable and rename the automatic steering function temporarily until their vehicle is in line with other manufacturers' features; and CNBC's Phil LeBeau, provides perspective.
What's the future of autonomous cars on America's roads? We take a look at Audi's A7 'Jack', and speak with Audi of America President Scott Keogh.
Insight to Audi's autonomous car "Jack," and developing pilot assist software for cars, with Scott Keogh, Audi of America President.
A potential President Donald Trump would be almost as painful for Asia as for his usual whipping boy, Mexico, Nomura has warned.
Ever since Tesla announced plans to build a battery plant in Nevada, investors have started paying attention to the silver state's lithium deposits.
The judge banned information from an investigative firm in a background check of a plaintiff in a lawsuit.
Apple's secret self-driving electric car project has a new high-profile leader, The Wall Street Journal said Monday.
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