Nativel Preciado is a prestigious professional journalist. Over the last thirty years she has written and edited numerous reports for newspapers, radio and television. She is one of the best interviewers in the country. Especially notable were her series of interviews in the weekly Tiempo. She has received several prizes for her professional work, including the Francisco Cerecedo (1986) and the Víctor de la Serna (1989). She is the author of many different books including: Fuera de campo (1991), El sentir de las mujeres (1996) and Amigos íntimos (1998). The latter two were great successes among readers and critics alike.