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 talks with Ford CEO Alan Mulally, about Ford's new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. The lighter material shaves as much as 700 pounds off the truck and drastically improves fuel efficiency. Mulally also comments on Ford's dividend plan.
A Ford exec who said the company tracks and collects data on how Ford customers drive their vehicles said he regrets making the comments.
As Tesla takes its high-end cars to the mainstream, several luxury carmakers are planning competitors.
Tesla delivered the first 30 Model 3s employees of the company.
The online automotive research site estimates Tesla has only about 79,000 federal tax credits left.
A Tesla has been hacked for the second year in a row by a Chinese group.