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 Ford is planning to cut production plants at five North American plants.
Before the first car even rolls off the assembly line of a new production plant just outside Charleston, South Carolina, Volvo is expanding plans for the plant.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks with former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz about Tesla targeting the commercial trucking industry.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the report card for airlines and what consumers complained about the most.
The long, slow process of going through airport security is one step closer to speeding up.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida travelers.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how airlines are preparing ahead of Hurricane Irma.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the 2018 Nissan Leaf.
Peer-to-peer car-share firm Turo has raised $92 million to fund its plan to expand worldwide.
"You are probably better off in a big pickup than a small one," said David Zuby of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
CNBC puts rubber to road with the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.
Dread going to an auto mechanic? Once upon a time, Patrice Banks did too.
Jason Hoff, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, discussed the automaker's $1 billion investment in electric car production.
Volkswagen has not ruled out breaking with company tradition and appointing an outsider as its next chief executive, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.