GILLIAN FRIEDMAN is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Deseret News. Her reporting has appeared in news outlets across the globe, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel. She was awarded first place for feature writing in the 2018 Associated Press Association Contest for Utah, Spokane and Idaho, and the 2017 Utah Society of Professional Journalists Award for best minority issues reporting. Gillian graduated summa cum laude from Whitman College in 2016 with a B.A.in Race and Ethnic Studies.
Apr 15, 2019 9:58 pm MDTAs renovation looms, how will officials protect the iconic Salt Lake Temple from fire? The stunning conflagration raises questions for other major architectural structures with religious significance, including those in Utah, such as the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Apr 12, 2019 10:00 pm MDTThe answer to America's border crisis Are Trump’s new plans a realistic answer to America’s border crisis, or are they merely more fodder for controversy and court battles? To find out, the Deseret News talked to immigration experts, policymakers and academics to get their takes.
Mar 28, 2019 10:00 pm MDTInside the story of how one Utah Orthodox rabbi's decision to talk about sex abuse is bringing change to the world The rabbi has received thousands of messages of support and has been contacted by dozens of survivors of sexual abuse, who have kept silent until now. The Deseret News followed the rabbi across the country to witness the #MeToo moment he catalyzed.
Mar 28, 2019 3:46 pm MDTWhy President Donald Trump says Mexico is 'all talk and no action' when it comes to stopping illegal immigration This renewed vow to seal the border comes on the heels of a proclamation by the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection that the U.S immigration enforcement system along the nation’s southern boundary is “at the breaking point."
Mar 13, 2019 10:00 pm MDTWhat Trump's national emergency declaration tells us about the state of American democracy The debate over Trump’s emergency declaration could define a question at the heart of the American democratic system: what should be the reach — and the limit — of a president’s executive power?