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 some of the nation's top airline executives are going to Capitol Hill to face tough questions on customer relations.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the highlights of the Boeing annual meeting including the Iran deal and the state of its domestic airplane business.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with General Motors CFO Chuck Stevens about the automaker's earnings beat and where they see growth in the industry.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down General Motor's quarterly numbers which reported EPS of $1.72 Adj. on revenues of $41.2 billion.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the settlement between Dr. David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from an overbooked United flight, and the airline.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that Dr. David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from an overbooked United flight, has settled confidentially with the airline.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the new passenger policy at United Airlines as the company's push to improve customer experience.
United Airlines hopes more cash, better training, and fewer oversold flights will help it avoid another public relations disaster.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down Ford Motor's quarterly results showing EPS of $0.30 Adj. on revenues of $36.475 billion.
Ride-hailing companies like Uber could reach more than five times the size of the taxi market, Goldman Sachs said.
Tesla's workplace injury rate has exceeded the auto industry average in the past, said a report from Worksafe.
Tesla shares could surge past $500 if the company sticks to its own production and sales targets, says analyst Ben Kallo.
European markets were mixed on Wednesday, extending the losses seen in Asian markets, after Moody's downgraded its credit rating for the world's second-largest economy China.