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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Late Monday CNBC reported the company will ask the federal government for approval to pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 million in 2013. After initially saying it had no comment on pay requests for its top executives, GM now says it is requesting Akerson receive total compensation of $9 million.
General Motors, which still needs the federal government to approve how much it pays top executives, wants to pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 million this year, according to documents obtained by CNBC.
38 days after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 787, executives from the airplane maker are laying out their plan to get the Dreamliner back in the air.
Ford is pumping $200 million and adding 450 workers to its Cleveland Engine Plant as it moves to meet growing demand for more fuel efficient models.
The move comes as the electric car maker spends heavily to fix production bottlenecks of its new Model 3 sedan.
Tesla bashed Consumer Reports for predicting the new Model 3 will have average reliability, but the automaker may not understand what the magazine does.
John Arnold shares his market views in an interview Friday on CNBC's "Power Lunch."