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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CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the big drop in the number of subprime loans being written and if it could hurt car sales.
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sent out a stark warning on Ford's earnings.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest headlines from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details of a new report showing lenders are beginning to realize too much subprime lending is not good.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on GM shareholders rejecting a dual stock proposal at the company's meeting today.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest from General Motors and Tesla's annual shareholder meeting.
Hyperloop One unveiled nine European routes it could eventually develop for the hyperloop.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Icahn Enterprises possibly creating a vertical integration of auto-repair shops to service cars.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Tesla's statement to AAA insurance claims hiking up premiums on Tesla cars.