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

Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 surge possibility as schools reopen

Ala. breaks virus-related hospitalization record for 6th consecutive day

Alabama hospitals strained under surge of COVID-19 cases, AHA says

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

UAB enrolls patients in phase 2 of groundbreaking study aimed at fighting COVID-19

Alabama receives doses of Remdesivir, the only FDA approved drug to fight COVID-19

Lee County DA self-reports possible ethics violation, commission refers it to AG’s Office

Alabama to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing

‘It’s a very, very egregious offense’: Man sentenced to 198 years in child sex abuse case

Doctor arraigned on new counts in pill mill investigation

87-count indictment handed down in federal pill mill case

Senator to introduce bill that would deny bail for violent felonies

Yazeed declines to fight bond revocation in Montgomery kidnapping case

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

What you need to know about reporting a missing person

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