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 details about the Southwest Air engine that failed during flight killing one passenger. John Goglia, former NTSB member, discuss how safe it is to fly.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest details on a Southwest Airline engine failure that resulted in the death of a mother of two when debris from the engine shattered a window and killed her.
An email sent to Tesla employees from Elon Musk says the company will stop production and take steps to produce 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details of the Southwest Air engine failure that caused the plane to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Tesla pausing Model 3 production to focus on automation.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on a Southwest Air flight making an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
Car and home loan borrowers who are affected by the Wells Fargo settlement can expect to get a refund.
The news comes after Cal-OSHA opened an investigation into reports Tesla is not properly disclosing workplace injuries.
J.P. Morgan reaffirms its underweight rating on Tesla shares.
German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Volkswagen's Porsche business, Joerg Kerner, based on inquiries into emissions manipulation.