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

  Highway 6: ’There’s no place like home,’ Fair Bluff mayor has hope town will recover despite devastating floods

  Highway 6: Competition between two friends in 1979 led to Fair Bluff’s Watermelon Festival

  Bladen County Sheriff’s Office cracking down on parents not paying child support

  Furniture Finders in need of mattresses, dressers as residents displaced from Florence move home

  New Hanover Board of Education flipped its stance on independent investigation. How did we get here?

  Owner of taxi company believes armed robbery of driver was premeditated

  Study finds chemicals from sunscreen can be absorbed into blood; dermatologists say don’t ditch it

New traffic lights on Eastwood Rd activated

  Vegetative debris from Florence enough to fill 917 Olympic-sized swimming pools transformed into mulch for use

  Former teacher of the year pleads guilty to sex crime charges

  Study finds 89% of US citizens turn to Google before their doctor

  Boaters beware: Blue Light Laws apply on the water, too

  By land and by sea: NHCSO has new tools to keep you safe for summer, hurricane season

  Columbus Co. Animal Shelter seems more like a zoo after receiving thousands of calls from ‘Teen Mom 2’ fans

  NHC leaders continue pledge to keep students in classrooms, out of courtrooms

  Town of Atkinson without mayor

  Highway 6: Historic steel bars of old Pender Co. Jail hold decades of slammer stories

  Highway 6: Burgaw Cemetery is not full, no space is available to be purchased from town

  Why alligators with orange heads are showing up around the Cape Fear region

  Two years later, where do we stand on GenX?

  Despite rain, water restrictions still in place for CFPUA customers

  ’I was just as surprised as anyone’: Friend, fellow aviator shocked to learn of ‘Jerry’ Tremblay’s death, man killed in police shooting

  911 call reveals tense moments before deadly officer-involved shooting in Wilmington

  Trial continues for man accused of killing 2-year-old in crash while high on heroin

UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for parts of Pender County; mandatory water restrictions remain in effect

  Stairway collapse raises questions about state building codes

  Abnormally dry conditions cause water shortage emergency; conservation efforts issued

  Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen heroes at Wilmington National Cemetery

  A second chance: City council approves expansion of juvenile justice building ahead of Raise the Age law

  WPD survey shows business owners, residents feel safe downtown at night