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

  Alabama hospitals strained under surge of COVID-19 cases, AHA says

  Hospitalizations for COVID-19 nearly double over 2 weeks

  Fourth of July: Historian reflects on patriotism amid difficult year

  Historical record thin on specifics regarding Alabama’s flag design

  High-profile felony suspect, Ibraheem Yazeed, charged with murder in 2018 Montgomery cold case

  Montgomery mayor orders budget cuts to offset growing revenue shortfall

  AL Dept. of Archives and History helps frame conversation about racial equality

  Sen. Doug Jones, Montgomery doctor discuss surge in local COVID-19 cases

  MPD uses accreditation to shape policy reform

  MPD changes use of force policies amid national call for reform

  ‘It’s staggering:’ Doctors sound alarm as severely ill COVID-19 patients develop damaging blood clots

  COVID-19 antibody testing: what you need to know

  Montgomery now has Alabama’s second highest number of COVID-19 cases

  New generation of activists call for equality, end to police brutality

6 MPD officers, more jail staff and federal inmates test positive for COVID-19

  Court back in session in some counties, virus overhauls normal operation

Friends, colleagues remember longtime Montgomery attorney, law enforcement trailblazer

  UAB enrolls patients in phase 2 of groundbreaking study aimed at fighting COVID-19

  Auburn University virologist involved in vaccine trials discusses timeline, expectations

Montgomery man pleads guilty in federal child pornography case

  Pandemic, social distancing restrictions paralyze Alabama’s criminal justice system

  Virus prompts most presiding judges to postpone in-person court proceedings

  Alabama to allocate more than 2,000 vials of the COVID-19 fighting drug Remdesivir to 39 hospitals

  Doctors call on public to take action as Montgomery becomes COVID-19 hot zone

  Alabama hospitals receive drug to fight COVID-19, ADPH won’t release specifics

  Alabama receives doses of Remdesivir, the only FDA approved drug to fight COVID-19

  Reopening businesses could trigger increase in COVID-19 cases

  Ala. cattle farmers take another hit as meat packing plants crippled by COVID-19

  Relapse risk for substance abuse, addiction grows during pandemic

  AL prosecutors concerned about making payroll as pandemic stifles funding