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

  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

  Driver remains in hospital after collision with train

  Jury returns guilty verdicts in deadly speed racing trial

  Bond revoked for Montgomery school shooting suspect

  Crash data expert takes stand in reckless murder trial

  State calls initial witnesses in deadly street racing trial

  Montgomery jury struck in 2017 deadly speed-racing crash

  Investigation reveals gaping disparities among community corrections programs

  New MPD policy increases arrests on property offenses

  Mental evaluation ordered for school road rage shooting suspect

  Blount shooting suspect exhibits mental distress during initial court appearance

  Festival Latino returns to Snowdoun with live music, rodeo, residents voice concerns

  Pike Road Schools open enrollment to military students living on base

  Central Ala. company to offer broadband to rural communities

  Legislative committee holds legal contract for Mobile River Bridge project

  Gangs, drones pushing lucrative contraband market in Ala. prisons

  Doctor pleads not guilty to federal drug distribution counts

  Opelika doctor indicted on federal drug distribution counts

More than $500K raised so far in Montgomery’s mayoral race

  Man serving time for fatal DUI assigned to work at alcohol distributor

  Auburn University’s $4.5 million separation agreement gains national attention

  AU president’s settlement agreement covers everything from money to media releases