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

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

  Violent crime down in Montgomery; murder, gun violence remain key concerns

  Mayor’s transition team kicks off listening sessions on key city issues

  Testimony: Suspect admitted to killing Lowndes County sheriff

  MPD rolls out ‘Blue Light Special’ detail to combat celebratory gunfire

  Montgomery doctor convicted on 101 counts in pill mill case

  Jury to begin deliberations in Montgomery pill mill trial

  Dr. Stehl takes the stand, testimony to go into second day

  Week 2 of pill mill trial centered on health care fraud, money laundering

  Former patient testifies doctor fueled her pill addiction

  Former patient testifies she developed drug dependency under Montgomery doctor’s care

  Yazeed declines to fight bond revocation in Montgomery kidnapping case

  Montgomery doctor on trial for drug distribution, money laundering, fraud

  Day 2: Case agent takes stand, plays video of MPD officer’s interview

  Day 1: Jury hears from witnesses in murder trial for Montgomery officer

  Jury struck in Montgomery police officer’s murder trial

  ‘I’m not going to stop’: Mother of Aniah Blanchard pleads for information in daughter’s kidnapping

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