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 from Subaru's plant in Indiana about the automaker's push to take on its larger peers.
The commercial vehicle, which will not include a steering wheel or pedals, will be used by ride-hailing and ride-sharing companies.
Ford is accelerating plans to develop self-driving cars as it races to keep up with its traditional competitors and technology companies.
Ford CEO Mark Fields talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the automaker doubling down its bet on self-driving vehicles.
Starting this fall, certain Audi models will include a feature that tells motorists how long it will be until the red light changes to green.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on why airfares are falling.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at a new report that predicts airline tickets will drop even more in the fall, and while that may be good news for travelers, it could hurt airline revenue.
Tesla unveiled its Model S sedan and Model X crossover Tuesday, with substantially faster acceleration and longer battery range.
Uber and Lyft have had fights with cities over fingerprinting drivers, which they have said does not improve safety.
Both Tesla Motors and SolarCity shares gave up their gains after Tesla announced new versions of its Model S and Model X.
For the second year in a row, the number of people killed in traffic fatalities increased substantially from January through June.