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 on Boeing's statement on the United Technologies and Rockwell Collins deal.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the details on the aerospace mega deal.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest read on the sales rate for automobiles in the month of August from Autodata.
CNBC's Phil Lebeau breaks down the much better-than-expected sales number for General Motors as the automaker's inventories come down substantially.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down better-than-expected sales numbers for Ford Motor Company, as the automaker ends the month with slightly higher inventory than they had in July.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the limited service out of some airports in Texas and how adding capacity limits pricing power.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the status of Houston-area airports.
The flooding from Hurricane Harvey is so extensive, Cox Automotive estimates a half-million vehicles may wind up in the scrap yard.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on estimates of how many cars have been ruined in Hurricane Harvey.
CNBC puts rubber to road with the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.
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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.