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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It's not quite salt and a lime, but Ford thinks its cars and trucks could be a pretty good fit with Jose Cuervo, the famed tequila maker.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on Tesla including concerns over its autopilot system and the end of its resale value guarantee.
Laura MacCleery, Consumer Reports vice president of consumer policy and mobilization, is calling on Tesla to disable and rename the automatic steering function temporarily until their vehicle is in line with other manufacturers' features; and CNBC's Phil LeBeau, provides perspective.
What's the future of autonomous cars on America's roads? We take a look at Audi's A7 'Jack', and speak with Audi of America President Scott Keogh.
Insight to Audi's autonomous car "Jack," and developing pilot assist software for cars, with Scott Keogh, Audi of America President.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has details of Tesla adding a lower-priced version of its Model X, Chrysler getting help from hackers and Nissan rolling out new software called "ProPilot."
Fiat Chrysler is joining a list of companies offering hackers a chance to cash in on the bugs they find in products.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau highlights the Farnborough Airshow with a sneak peak of the Bombardier CSeries.
Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic CEO, discusses the company's new deal with Airbus and shares his thoughts on how Brexit will likely impact travel.
Greg Hayes, United Technologies CEO, defends his company's engine technology despite complaints from Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker.
Ford is considering closing plants across Europe in response to Britain's vote to leave the EU, as it forecast a $1bn hit to business, the FT reports.
Ford's earnings miss could be a watershed moment for the industry, Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas says.
Ford's stock fell sharply Thursday as the automaker posted second-quarter earnings that missed estimates and noted challenges to meeting guidance.
Ford reported profit that was weaker than expected as the company said sales in the United States and China did not match company expectations.