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 developments in the case of a passenger forcibly removed from a United flight.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that the FCC has dropped the proposal to allow phone calls from cell phones on commercial flights.
United CEO Oscar Munoz releases a statement on the dragged passenger incident. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau discusses the backlash from a video of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked United flight.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at Tesla's valuation as it passes General Motors to become the number-one U.S. automaker in terms of market capitalization.
In 2016, airlines posted their best numbers ever in critical areas like baggage handling and denied boardings.
The combination of a strong economy and near-record consumer confidence is convincing many Americans this is the time to get away.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports several major carriers are adding new routes to accommodate the consumer demand.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at the latest sales figures from automakers including Tesla's quarterly deliveries.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down General Motor's quarterly sales numbers which were below estimates.