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

Nameless contributors push tribal casinos in AL to pay state taxes

Case against Lee County psychiatrist charged in pill mill investigation expands

Montgomery doctor charged with 113 counts in new indictment

  Gangs, drones pushing lucrative contraband market in Ala. prisons

  Doctor pleads not guilty to federal drug distribution counts

  Opelika doctor indicted on federal drug distribution counts

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

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

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

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

  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

  Bill to restructure parole board heads to governor’s desk

Bill to restructure AL parole board clears House after long debate

Defendant in Prattville barbershop killings pleads guilty to capital murder

  Alabama continues to pay former Gov. Bentley’s legal bills

  ‘Please don’t let me die’: Teen pleads for help after Montgomery shooting

  Judge to determine whether ADOC is doing enough to prevent soaring inmate suicide rate

Federal indictment handed down for social media threat

800 insurance claims filed following tornado outbreak

Family gives state 10-days to release AL mall death evidence

AL woman who fatally stabbed man in heart denied high court case review

  Unprecedented spike in suicides in AL prisons, quadruple the national average

Lawmakers anticipate pivotal year for state prisons

Former State Rep. Ed Henry to plead guilty in kickback scheme

  Guilty plea in federal state house bribery case

Victims not told of parole board’s cancellation of this week’s hearings