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

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

  Changes coming to Freeman Park regulations

  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

  Elections results change the majority in favor of a stand-alone RO plant, now what?

  Hosmer, Laub come out on top in contentious H2GO commissioner race

  Brenda Bozeman wins 5th term as Leland Mayor in landslide victory

  Runner with cerebral palsy ready to compete in Battleship race

Wilmington Downtown Inc. presented with prestigious international award

  Doctor talks about racial disparity in NC infant mortality rates

  State leaders cracking down on absentee-ballot tampering

  WPD unveils new, non-lethal tool to stop criminals

  Disabled veteran: 'I pretty much use the bus for all of my transportation’

  How the $48B opioid settlement could help or hurt local municipalities

  Wilmington police tight-lipped about alleged downtown assaults

  ‘No one should feel ashamed of how they feed their baby’: Woman shamed for breastfeeding child at YMCA

  ‘This is a moment of resilience’: celebrating the new College Park Elementary after Florence

  Ghost bike dedication serves as memorial for Wilmington cyclist’s death

  ‘It is still a crime’: DA explains law after teen only charged with misdemeanor after threatening to shoot up Wilmington movie theater

  More than $17,000 from ‘dollar bill wall’ to be donated for cancer research

  UNCW students, faculty work to restore Bluethenthal Memorial Wildflower Preserve

  GLOW Academy celebrates grand opening of new campus

Warning signs posted at pond after three dogs die in matter of hours after swim

  ‘Just never quit. Just absolutely never quit’: Female sheriff’s deputy makes department history

  After N.C. vaping-related death, doctor warns of using any e-cigarette device