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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Ed Bastian, Delta Air CEO, talks about the airline's quarterly results and the expected boost Trump is likely to give the industry. And Bastian comments on Warren Buffett's "industry bet" on airlines.
Ford Motor Co. declares special dividend of $0.05 per share and says it continues to see improved profitability. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
Volkswagen announces "concrete draft of a settlement" with the U.S. Department of Justice for $4.3 billion which includes fines over emission scandal. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
Amid worries about how U.S. trade policy could hurt profits for automakers, General Motors expects to grow earnings and revenue this year.
General Motors raises 2017 earnings guidance and announces a $5B buyback. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO, speaks with CNBC's Phil LeBeau on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show about its announcement on Jeep expansion and the addition of jobs in the U.S.
John Mendel, American Honda Motor Co. executive vice president, speaks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about Donald Trump targeting automakers via Twitter, and Honda's new Odyssey.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest surrounding Donald Trump's tweet at Fiat Chrysler and the company's plans to invest $1 billion in its Michigan and Ohio plants.
Dietmar Exler, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, speaks with CNBC's Phil LeBeau at the Detroit Auto Show about the automaker's expansion plans in Mexico and how trade and tax policies from President-elect Trump could affect production.
The move follows threats by President-elect Donald Trump to tax vehicles built in Mexico.
General Motors, one of automakers criticized by President-elect Trump, is adding more than a thousand jobs in the U.S.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel rejected threats by Donald Trump to put tariffs on German automakers if they set up plants in Mexico.
President-elect Trump has warned that the U.S. will impose a border tax on cars that BMW makes in Mexico for U.S. export.