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 "Squawk on the Street" news team reports which stories are likely to move the market's today, including Wells Fargo's earnings beat; and Best Buy's flat holiday sales Also, CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Boeing's bumpy week, as the FAA reviews recent technical glitches found on the 787 Dreamliner.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports GM is hoping new model offerings will help the company gain market share. And, Paul Ingrassia, Reuters managing editor, provides a preview of the auto sector this year and explains why Volkswagen is a company to watch.
A jury has found that a General Motors ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident.
Volkswagen announced on Thursday its compensation deal made with dealers in connection with the company's diesel emissions scandal.
Tesla Motors has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.
Amazon.com on Thursday launched Amazon Vehicles, an online platform for users to research on cars, auto parts and accessories.