Jennifer Horton

Jennifer Horton

Investigative Reporter

Montgomery, AL

Jennifer Horton is an investigative reporter for WSFA 12 News in Montgomery. Her reporting focuses on issues involving criminal justice, specifically crime, government corruption, and the state and federal court system. During Jennifer’s 12-year stint at WSFA she has served as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter, traveling the state and country covering stories that impact local viewers. Jennifer is an active member of the Gray News Investigative team, the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization, and a graduate of Auburn University.


  • Alabama Associated Press Best Reporter
  • Alabama Broadcasters Association “Best in Broadcast: Investigative Reporting”
  • Southeast Emmy Excellence in My Market Awards: honors in General Assignment Reporting & Investigative Reporting
  • VOCAL Voice for Victims


  • Auburn University, Radio, Television, and Film; Spanish

Recent Articles by Jennifer

Charge dropped against sole defendant in slain ASU student’s murder case

Mayor-elect Steven Reed announces inaugural events

  Task force for Aniah Blanchard case conducts ground, aerial searches

Dispute among neighbors boils over, man and dogs shot

New petition to move officer’s murder trial heads to supreme court

  New numbers show sharp increase in pedestrian deaths

  Tips surface in Elmore County missing persons cases

  What you need to know about reporting a missing person

  Halloween Safety Tips: Map out registered sex offenders in your area

  Testimony reveals more than 70 shots fired during deadly midtown house party

  ADPH reviewing drug theft at Montgomery senior living facility

Poarch Band of Creek Indians respond after being targeted by dark money group

  Drugs, medical cart stolen from Montgomery senior living facility

  Nameless contributors push tribal casinos in AL to pay state taxes

  FBI trains new generation of law enforcement leaders

  Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed begins transition to city hall

Legislator, coach accused of ethics law violations in unrelated cases

  Investigators crack 2012 cold case, additional arrests expected

  Record heat, drought impact air quality prompting respiratory issues

  County launches Cold Case Task Force, 133 cases flagged for review

Governor taps state prosecutor to lead parole board

  Former ADOC lieutenant charged in civil rights case denies wrongdoing

  Psychiatrist charged in Lee County pill mill investigation arraigned on new counts

  Prosecutor: Serial offender on the run, wanted on new counts

Case against Lee County psychiatrist charged in pill mill investigation expands

Montgomery doctor charged with 113 counts in new indictment

  Lawsuit accuses Andalusia coach, principal of sexual misconduct with student

  Doctors offer advanced screenings to combat leading cause of death in Ala.

  Montgomery Election director counters Ala. Secretary of State’s election concerns

  Montgomery shelter receives 2 critical dog cases, donations needed