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

Investigation reveals gaping disparities among community corrections programs

Former attorney general named director of Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

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

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

  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

  ’You were a drug dealer’: Judge sentences nurse practitioner in Montgomery pill mill case

  Healthcare CEO sentenced to prison in Ala. State House bribery case

  Bill to restructure AL parole board clears House after long debate

Ed Henry avoids prison, sentenced to probation in Medicare fraud case

  Bill to close AL payday loan loophole gains bipartisan support

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

Staggering violence, sexual assaults and death in Alabama prisons

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

  Retired Illinois carpenter builds, delivers crosses for Alabama tornado victims

  1992 death penalty case returns to court for resentencing

Ed Henry pleads guilty to information in Medicare fraud case

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

Murder investigation exposes Montgomery human trafficking ring

  Bill to limit parole board’s discretion to be introduced in upcoming session

AL parole board submits corrective action plan to Gov. Ivey

Suspects in naked, chained child torture case make court appearances

Sixth doctor indicted in federal pill mill investigation

Police: Naked, chained AL child abuse victim was forced to sleep in dog kennel