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

  Health care providers under pressure with fewer appointments, low telehealth reimbursements

  Protective healthcare gear in demand, hospital works to ration supply

  Montgomery’s confirmed COVID-19 cases triple in 24 hours, nearly 300 tests pending

  Executive chef cooks family meals for staff following restaurant layoffs

  Coronavirus strains state, federal courts

  Arrest made in rape investigation involving 6-year-old

  Potential juror arrested as misconduct halts trial involving Prattville barbershop murders

  Defendant to stand trial for 2017 Prattville barbershop slayings

  Nursing homes dial up infection control measures as Coronavirus spreads

  Cody Smith’s attorney asks judge to reconsider sentence for manslaughter conviction

  ADPH prepared for outbreak, no confirmed COVID-19 cases

  Pictures of children taken in public surface in child pornography investigation

Excessive bail denied in child abuse case involving MPS teacher

  Family sentenced for chaining, caging special needs child

  Man sentenced in fatal July 4 boating crash on Lake Jordan

‘It’s a very, very egregious offense’: Man sentenced to 198 years in child sex abuse case

Doctor arraigned on new counts in pill mill investigation

  Barry Moore touts record in congressional run

  MPD chief says officer acted outside policy in video showing use of force

87-count indictment handed down in federal pill mill case

  Former MPD officer transported to Kilby Prison

  City orders repairs for popular Old Cloverdale property

  Bill to regulate future occupational taxes heads to House

  Montgomery recycling partnership works to expand commodity sales

Officers sharpen skills as human trafficking cases increase

  Budget meeting reveals prisoners’ overall lack of preparedness for parole

  'Aniah’s Law’ would reform Alabama’s bail schedule, lawmaker says

  Troopers school teen drivers following recent fatal crashes

  Local restaurant farms out of shipping container for fresher produce

  Senator to introduce bill that would deny bail for violent felonies