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 on Harley-Davidson being invited to move production to Berlin to supply European production.
Andy Palmer, Aston Martin president and CEO shares his thoughts on President Trump's approach to business and how tariffs are likely to impact the auto industry. Also Palmer talks about the automaker's growth plan and possible public debut.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Elon Musk's visit to China and plans to build a gigafactory there.
Tesla says the test was redundant, as it tests braking on a test track and in other ways. The stock dropped 7 percent on Tuesday.
The company also on Monday reaffirmed its positive cash flow outlook for the third and fourth quarters.
Analysts have been waiting to see how many Model 3 vehicles the electric car maker has made.
Tesla had its share of critics eight years ago when it debuted. And that hasn't changed.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look back on the past eight years of Tesla's growth.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at how Trump's tariffs will likely impact the auto and airline industries for the remainder of the year.
President Trump would certainly be facing a “real trade war” if he were to implement threatened tariffs on European cars and SUVs, says Mike Jackson.
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson nice to be in, comfortable, well-priced and comes with a great quality reputation and warranty that should make long-term ownership a joy.
Tesla announced this week that, for the first time, any car buyer can put in a purchase order for a Model 3, but auto-market experts say there are reasons for consumers to think twice, from price to tax rebates.
Uber Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford was hired last year to help fix problems at the ride-sharing giant. Instead, he may have created some new ones.
The Cadillac ATS-V manages to blend raw American power with hyper-advanced technology to create a total package that’s as lovable as it is smart.