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

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

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

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

Former state Sen. David Burkette receives suspended jail sentence

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

Attorney General’s Office says Mike Hubbard must report to jail within 15 days

  Jails hold thousands of backlogged prisoners awaiting ADOC intake

Montgomery surpasses 2019 homicide statistics, on course with national crime trend

  AHA: Mask order could be a factor in stabilizing hospitalizations in some areas

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

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

  Remote learning predicted for half of Alabama’s students this fall

  Montgomery doctor in federal custody, charges pending in ongoing pill mill probe

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

  The costs and savings of pandemic-era Medicaid expansion in Alabama

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

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

  Hospitalizations for COVID-19 nearly double over 2 weeks

  Historical record thin on specifics regarding Alabama’s flag design

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

  AL Dept. of Archives and History helps frame conversation about racial equality

  ‘It’s staggering:’ Doctors sound alarm as severely ill COVID-19 patients develop damaging blood clots

  COVID-19 antibody testing: what you need to know

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

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

  Alabama hospitals receive drug to fight COVID-19, ADPH won’t release specifics

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

  Reopening businesses could trigger increase in COVID-19 cases