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 order and delivery data from Boeing.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the growing rift between President-elect Trump and global automakers like Toyota and General Motors.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports President-elect Trump is warning Toyota they will have to pay a big border tax if they build a new plant in Mexico.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how Amazon's Alexa will soon be available in Ford vehicles.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Toyota Motor's response to a tweet from President-elect Trump about its plans to manufacture cars at a plant in Mexico.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Scott Keogh, Audi of America president, about Donald Trump's border tax threats and the company's partnership with Nvidia.
Shares of Toyota Motor drop on Donald Trump's tweet against the company's overseas production. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the record year for auto sales, with December's auto sales rate coming in at 18.4 million.
Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan chairman & CEO, speaks with CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the automaker's strategy under President-elect Trump's potential trade rules.
Car camouflage provides cover for prototype cars on test drives.
Panasonic aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology.
Goldman predicts Mobileye's earnings will grow 40 percent per year through 2021.
NHTSA wraps a six-month investigation into whether a flaw in Tesla's Autopilot led to a crash that killed a Florida driver in May of 2016.