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

Lee County DA now faces charges in 2 counties

Lee County DA Brandon Hughes indicted on ethics counts

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

Former state Sen. David Burkette receives suspended jail sentence

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

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

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

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

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

Developer of on a mission to make COVID-19 data relevant

High-profile felony suspect, Ibraheem Yazeed, charged with murder in 2018 Montgomery cold case

Alabama to allocate more than 2,000 vials of the COVID-19 fighting drug Remdesivir to 39 hospitals

5 inmates, 5 employees at Montgomery City Jail test positive for COVID-19

$10,000 reward offered for information in murder of 17-year-old

Alabama to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing

ADPH prepared for outbreak, no confirmed COVID-19 cases

  Pictures of children taken in public surface in child pornography investigation

Family sentenced for chaining, caging special needs child

Senator to introduce bill that would deny bail for violent felonies

Testimony: Suspect admitted to killing Lowndes County sheriff

Yazeed declines to fight bond revocation in Montgomery kidnapping case

Jury struck in Montgomery police officer’s murder trial

Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed begins transition to city hall

Governor taps state prosecutor to lead parole board

Doctors offer advanced screenings to combat leading cause of death in Ala.

Gangs, drones pushing lucrative contraband market in Ala. prisons