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 the White House and Department of Transportation are rolling out new rules designed to protect travelers against selective posting of airfares and require refunds for delayed baggage.
Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO, talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's third quarter results, hiring Scott Kirby and defending its market share.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details surrounding Tesla and Elon Musk's mystery product announcement.
Earnings are out for United Continental. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.
The consumer report card is out on airline travel. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.
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.
Anheuser-Busch has completed what's believed to be the first commercial shipment by a self-driving vehicle.
Tesla's low ranking in a recent Consumer Reports reliability survey reveals something compelling about the Model 3.
Consumer Reports did not give the Tesla brand high marks for reliability overall, but said the Model S has improved, and they recommend the car.
The computer vision chip behind Project Tango and DJI's Phantom drone is coming to security, reports The Verge.