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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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks about the deal reached with airline pilots, Richard Anderson's departure, improving margins, and vulnerability to hack attacks. They don't penetrate the firewall, says Bastian.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks with CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's quarterly results, waning interest in airline stocks, and pressure on low airfares.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on Tesla and CEO Elon Musk's attempts at reaching out to investors and the public via social media.
Automakers are piling the latest technologies into their vehicles — but not all of these solutions make driving easier, a JD Power survey finds.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a closer look at the auto sales slump, and whether it should be a sign of concern moving forward.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest survey results on airlines' responsiveness to customers on social media.
Ever had a bad flight and decided to rant about a your experience on Twitter or Facebook? A new study shows those complaints are being heard.
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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.