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 NTSB gives its second update on the investigation into the January 7th fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. And, CNBC's Phil LeBeau weighs in on the dual tracking of the FAA on the investigation. Also, Mary Schiavo, provides her perspective on who is in the cross hairs of the NTSB investigation, how long it will take to give Boeing "the green light" to resume flights.
Almost three weeks since the FAA grounded the 787 Dreamliner, several U.S. cities are facing a frustrating wait for the plane to get back in the air. Due to the grounding, the financial impact of the delayed service could be substantial.
Subaru is recalling over 100,000 vehicles due to a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.
Tesla fans worship Elon Musk like Apple devotees did with Steve Jobs, Bob Lutz tells CNBC. But he argues they shouldn't.
Apple is using virtual reality to test a self-driving vehicle, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Mercedes-Benz will become the first German premium automaker to enter one of the most lucrative segments in the car industry.