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

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

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

  Prepare now to prevent package thefts during big online sales week

  Former attorney general named director of Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

  New diversion program quickly connects drug offenders with addiction treatment

  Fireworks banned in Montgomery city limits, violators could face fine and jail

  MPD: Celebratory gunfire could land you in jail

  What Trump’s hospital price transparency order could mean for you

  Students trade roles with law enforcement in Bridging the Gap event

  State paid half million dollars to settle lawsuit against former Gov. Bentley

  Montgomery Public Safety Department loosens restrictions on facial hair, tattoos

  With or without new prisons, Ala. likely to spend millions on infrastructure

  Coosa County Jail escapee pleads guilty to federal counts

  Defense seeks venue change in Prattville barbershop murder case

  Possible changes that could prevent takeover of Alabama prisons

  Lawsuit against former Gov. Bentley settled for more than half a million dollars

  Lawmakers could consider retroactive sentencing to reduce prison population

  Jesse Heifner eyes GOP ticket in special House District 74 election

Oral arguments set for Tuesday in Mike Hubbard’s ethics case

  187th Fighter Wing welcomes new leader

  Bill to restructure parole board heads to governor’s desk

  ’You were a drug dealer’: Judge sentences nurse practitioner in Montgomery pill mill case

  Healthcare CEO sentenced to prison in Ala. State House bribery case

  $1 million emergency grant will help Selma tackle gang violence

  Bill to restructure AL parole board clears House after long debate

  Parole bill headed to the House, Senate floor; lawmakers could vote this week

  Judge to consider new trial venue in MPD murder case

  Ed Henry avoids prison, sentenced to probation in Medicare fraud case

  Church massacre survivor, family member to visit Montgomery ahead of film release

  Three areas to monitor in ADOC corrective overhaul