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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Ford is laying off 130 workers and cutting production of its medium-duty pickup trucks in Avon Lake, Ohio.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down Tesla's quarterly results and reports on the automaker's production schedule for the Model 3, and Elon Musk's comments on the likelihood of a partnership between Tesla and Apple.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on Tesla earnings and what to watch for, including a Model 3 update.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest monthly auto sales figures from Autodata.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the highlights of the House Transportation Committee's hearing with airline executives on customer service.
Following the hearing with the House Transportation Committee, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz speaks to the press. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on why GM, Ford, Fiat and Chrysler have all taken a big hit today.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the highlights so far from a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing where United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz and other airline executives face lawmakers about oversight for airline customer service.
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand to serve the Southeast Asian market.
Some of the smallest cars have the highest driver fatality rates, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports.
Ride-hailing companies like Uber could reach more than five times the size of the taxi market, Goldman Sachs said.
Tesla's workplace injury rate has exceeded the auto industry average in the past, said a report from Worksafe.