Darrell Preston, a member of Bloomberg News’ state and municipal government team in the Dallas bureau, reports on municipal bonds, public finance and politics in Texas and surrounding states. A University of Kansas graduate, Preston worked for the Bond Buyer as bureau chief in Dallas. Preston was part of a team that broke the story about the state of Jefferson County, Alabama’s finances in 2005 and covered the auction-rate securities collapse in 2008 among other stories. He has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, National Press Association, New York Press Club and Foreign Press Association. He has a daughter and lives in Dallas.