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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At the New York Auto Show, Ian Robertson, BMW Group board member, speaks with CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the automaker's growth, as well as manufacturing and trade under Trump.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks to Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields about the automaker's growth strategy after Tesla passed it in market capitalization.
Klaus Zellmer, Porsche North America CEO, talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the new Porsche 911 with manual shift option, and the introduction of the new Panamera models.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau, talks to Reid Bigland, Maserati global head about the automakers hot new SUV.
Mercedes USA CEO Dietmar Exler speaks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the new GLC Coupe, auto sales and pulling advertising from The O'Reilly Factor.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest statement from United CEO Oscar Munoz regarding the forced removal of a passenger that went viral.
CNBC Contributor Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines chairman and CEO, and Charlie Leocha, Travelers United chairman, weigh in on the dragged passenger incident at United Airlines. With CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
United Airlines is now facing social media backlash in China for the dragged passenger incident. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest surrounding the dragged passenger incident at United Airlines and how it is impacting the stock.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest developments in the case of a passenger forcibly removed from a United flight.