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

  Suspect in Lowndes County sheriff’s death denied bail

  Montgomery doctor charged with felony information count in pill mill investigation

  Former state Sen. David Burkette receives suspended jail sentence

  Jury trials slated to resume in Montgomery County in November

  Trial underway for suspect accused of attempted rape at Prattville High

  Former state Sen. David Burkette to plead guilty to campaign violation

  Former Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard turns himself in for prison sentence

  Alabama sheriffs grapple with state prisoner backlog

  New COVID-19 cases reduced by half following Ala. mask mandate

  Supplemental unemployment checks expected to go out Friday

  DHR confirms Prattville day care director off the job following child abuse arrest

  Prattville day care employee charged with child abuse; facility cited with dozens of deficiencies

  Attorney General’s Office says Mike Hubbard must report to jail within 15 days

  Montgomery man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

  Jails hold thousands of backlogged prisoners awaiting ADOC intake

  Gun owners called to secure weapons to help fight gun violence

  Montgomery teen killed week before 14th birthday is city’s latest homicide

  Montgomery surpasses 2019 homicide statistics, on course with national crime trend

  ADPH: Lack of testing supplies puts case numbers outside norm

  Weekly COVID-19 averages drop after mask order

  AL Banker’s Association says state is experiencing coin re-circulation issue, no coin shortage

  $525,000 bond set for mattress store owner charged with sex abuse

  Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 surge possibility as schools reopen

  AHA: Mask order could be a factor in stabilizing hospitalizations in some areas

  Alabama lawmaker says he won’t resign after celebrating Klan leader

  Alabama lawmaker who honored Klan leader says he’s surprised by criticism

  Remote learning predicted for half of Alabama’s students this fall

  Montgomery doctor in federal custody, charges pending in ongoing pill mill probe

  Ala. breaks virus-related hospitalization record for 6th consecutive day

  Child Protect reports surge in abuse cases, pandemic-related stress likely a factor