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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According to Autodata, January U.S. total vehicle sales 17.61 million at annual adjusted rate. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the results of safety tests on electric vehicles with the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 not being recommended as top safety picks.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest auto sales figures from Toyota Motor.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest auto sales figures from General Motors.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest auto sales figures from Ford.
Tesla's Model S and BMW i3 failed to score as high as other electric vehicles in a new round of crash tests by the IIHS.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports airlines are focused on building new terminals as the increase in demand grows rapidly.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down American Airline quarterly numbers.
After auto sales climbed to a record 17.55 million vehicles last year, there are many in the industry who think they've hit a peak.
General Motors plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft.
A Britain trade union demanded the government protect the local unit of General Motors from the impact of leaving the EU.
Ferrari just introduced a new set of wheels that lives up to its name: 'Superfast.'