Alex Guarino

Alex Guarino


Wilmington, NC

Alex is a general assignment reporter and multimedia journalist for WECT.

She joined the news team in May 2017, after graduating from the University of South Carolina. At USC, Alex studied broadcast journalism and Spanish while cheering on the South Carolina Gamecocks any chance she could get.

She also interned with WIS-TV in Columbia, SC, Newton News in Newton, MA, and Dirty Water Media in Boston, MA.

Alex is a Boston native with a love for the city’s sports teams, especially the New England Patriots. She is passionate about telling the stories that matter most to her community and is thrilled to start her journalism career in the beautiful city of Wilmington.

When she’s not reporting the news, Alex loves to travel and is always adding to her list of places to explore next. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and going to the beach.

If you have a story idea Alex would love to hear it! You can contact her at Also be sure to connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.


  • University of South Carolina, Broadcast Journalism and Spanish, 2017

Recent Articles by Alex

  Brunswick County first responders hold parade for hospital workers

  Protecting ears and boosting spirits: ‘The Joy Project’ makes significant strides in helping healthcare workers

  Why is the NC Education Lottery still operating?

  Help on a local level: Wilmington Downtown Inc. seeking donations to keep businesses afloat

  On the verge of a comeback, Coronavirus impact on film industry is unknown

‘Don’t cut your own bangs, cover the gray.' Stylists share tips for hair maintenance while salons are closed​

  Brunswick County couple stranded on cruise ship for 35 days heads home

  ‘He saved my life’: Dog shot four times protecting owner during attempted armed robbery

  ‘My fate is not to die on a cruise ship’: Brunswick Co. couple stranded on Coral Princess

  ’You just see the distress in their face and it’s heartbreaking’: Hospital worker talks gratitude, conditions inside local hospital

  Filing for unemployment? More resources that may help

From the hands and hearts of community members to the heads of heroes

Balancing act: Working full-time while trying to home-school

  Hotels work to serve community despite new restrictions

  Despite COVID-19′s economic hit, some local businesses are thriving

  Downtown business leaders offer support, resources to small businesses

  Families coping with loss of loved ones now have to adapt to virtual funerals

  Isolation poses risks for domestic violence victims and survivors, help still available

  Full house: One mom’s positive spin on being stuck at home

  Pregnant women now in high-risk category for COVID-19

  Good Shepherd Center in need of food, supplies after donations drop significantly

  Coronavirus induced anxiety: tips on how to cope from a mental health professional

  How to talk with your children about the coronavirus

  Wilmington City Council taking precautions ahead of Tuesday meeting

  City council to consider $400,000 loan to WAVE Transit

  Stressed on spring break: UNCW students wonder what’s next

  NHC Senior Resource Center taking extra precautions to keep patrons safe

  Coronavirus could impact the Cape Fear’s tourism industry

  How will you know if there is a Coronavirus case in your county?

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