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

  Castle Street paving project a headache for some Wilmington business owners

  New Hanover Schools bus driver shortage is improving, officials say

  County commission chair calls out fellow commissioner for 'spreading misinformation and lies’ about hospital sale

  Advocacy group calls on authorities to file charges in Paitin Fields death

  Modern day slavery: January is human trafficking awareness month

  All victims in Columbus County bus wreck released from hospital

  ‘It’s a blessing that we are alive today:’ three remain in hospital after bus hit by semi truck

  'I’m one of 33 known cases in the world’: man suffers traumatic brain injury, discovers incredible talent

  Tourism industry leaders meet to discuss concerns over proposed NHC school calendar changes

  Wilmington Police Department hosts 29th annual ‘Santa Cop’ event

  Cold weather caution: why keeping coats on your kids in car seats can be deadly

  Organization reaches out to families in FEMA trailers this holiday

  Double Dipping: the nail trend that could leave you at risk for infection

  CFPUA launches pilot program to explore using electric cars in fleet

  Completion of water, sewer project along US 421 industrial corridor to bring jobs, economic growth

  Two Wilmington moms host ‘Autism Closet Exchange’

  Wilmington police officers use tourniquets to save lives after string of shootings

Christmas tree shortage stems from 2008, Cape Fear region should be okay

  Florence victims living in camper for 14 months almost ready to move back home

  911 call reveals what led to Bladen County hostage standoff

  ‘It’s a slap in the face to take away our only transportation source’: WAVE Transit riders react to proposed changes

  Carolina Beach approves 2020 Freeman Park restrictions

  Former business owner sues Wrighsville Beach over 29 citations he says were wrongfully issued

  NHC commissioners decline WAVE Transit request for subsidy funding

  Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to start building energy-efficient, affordable housing development

  Pleasure Island working to avoid controversial coyote trapping measures amidst growing problem

  ‘All she did was try to help him’: Friend of murdered Wilmington woman speaks out about her, accused killer

  Brunswick County honors veterans with new Riverwalk memorial

  NHC Schools one of the first in the state to roll out ‘Say Something’ app

  Veterans lend a hand to former service member still displaced from Hurricane Florence