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 discusses big numbers for General Motors in the second quarter.
Chuck Stevens, General Motors CFO, discusses General Motors' quarterly results with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down General Motors quarterly numbers which posted EPS of $1.86 on revenues of $42.4 billion.
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.
Ford's stock fell sharply Thursday as the automaker posted second-quarter earnings that missed estimates and noted challenges to meeting guidance.
Ford reported profit that was weaker than expected as the company said sales in the United States and China did not match company expectations.
Harley-Davidson reported a lower quarterly net income on Thursday as soft demand slowed sales in the United States, the company's biggest market.
Disabling red-light cameras leads to an increase in automotive crash and fatality rates, according to a new IIHS study.