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

  Judge reduces former Ala. House speaker’s sentence by half

  Appellate court to review former Montgomery officer’s manslaughter conviction

  Montgomery’s latest revenue report shows people are still shopping despite COVID-19

  Doctor: At least 80% of COVID-19 cases transmitted by those unaware they’re sick

  Jury trials resume in Montgomery County following 8-month hiatus

  Alabama preparing for possible COVID-19 vaccine in December

  Long haulers: COVID-19 survivors grapple with lingering symptoms

  Those who recover from COVID-19 are at risk of reinfection

  Lee County DA now faces charges in 2 counties

Lee County DA Brandon Hughes indicted on ethics counts

  What to expect after the polls close

Director of pardons and paroles resigns, Gov. Ivey to seek new leadership

  Montgomery County to offer live precinct wait times on election day

  Ala. lawmakers to re-introduce early voting legislation in 2021

  Alabama voters projected to eclipse election day turnout records

  Alabama voters on track to triple absentee ballots in general election

  Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard won’t receive lighter prison sentence

  Montgomery doctor pleads guilty to conspiracy in federal pill mill case

  COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations increasing again in Alabama

  Suspect in death of child at day care dies while in custody in Elmore County

  ‘A life sentence would be an easy choice’: Judge sentences Montgomery doctor to 15 years in prison

  Elmore County inmate transported to hospital for critical injuries

  Underfunded, underperforming public schools could cost Montgomery its military installation

  Around 300 MPS teachers to protest in-person learning as classes resume Tuesday

  Ala. National Guard trains to offer support for states experiencing civil unrest

  Montgomery skirts projected revenue shortfall for fiscal 2020

  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