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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The federal government is issuing new guidelines for self-driving cars telling automakers what to expect for developing automated vehicles.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on criticism from Mobileye of Tesla Motors' autopilot system.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the plans in the works from competitors and automakers as Uber's self-driving cars venture in Pittsburgh kicks off.
Uber is launching a pilot program to establish autonomous-drive, ride-sharing services, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
The first self-driving Uber vehicles are moving into the next phase — giving real customers rides.
The automaker says the 2017 Bolt EV will have an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a full charge.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks to General Motors EVP Mark Reuss about the new all-electric Chevy Bolt which goes on sale in the fourth quarter.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Tesla will be adding radar "vision" to its autopilot system.
Volkswagen confirmed it will make $1.21 billion in payments to 652 U.S. brand dealers as part of its emissions settlement.
German luxury auto maker BMW said Friday it will offer all electric versions of its BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models.
Data recorded by autonomous vehicles will make it easier to find out how and why accidents happen, says NYU professor Vasant Dhar.
Tesla car maker said a collision with a tourist by was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane.