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

  Cross Creek family still living in camper one year after Florence

  Pender Co. man gets decades in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of child sex crimes

NHCS’ new Title IX director to be introduced to committee Monday

  ’I just prayed I got out of this to see my family again’: Wilmington man survives terrifying encounter with Dorian in Bahamas

  Porters Neck tornado rips roof off house, destroys back porch

  ‘Our ears were popping,’ says Porters Neck family as tornado touched down

With broom in tow, 6-year-old helps clean up his Porters Neck neighborhood

  NHC Gubernatorial candidate faces funding disadvantage, while others have access to unlimited donations

  Wilmington man sentenced to life in prison for deadly beating

  All Brunswick County students will receive free breakfast, lunch for next four years

  Hampstead Bypass project still on track despite NCDOT budget issues

Murder trial underway for Wilmington man accused of fatal beating

  Man pleads guilty in 2017 fatal shooting in Wilmington

  Governor delivers school supplies, talks pay raises with teachers

Revenge porn case leads man to plead guilty to rape, kidnapping, burglary charges

  Trio face charges after emaciated horses found at New Hanover farm

  Toxic algae suspected of killing three NC dogs can have human health impacts

  Therapy dog killed by toxic algae is remembered at hospital by patients, staff

  Construction underway at Leland Town Center

  UNCW holds active shooter exercise on campus

  NHC Title IX Committee talks equality, still lacks mission statement

  A warning to pet owners: toxic algae kills three dogs in matter of hours

  NHC Commissioners to consider re-establishing NHC Commission for Women

Neighborhood kids raise nearly $2,000 in 2 days to fix potholes on street

  Potholes and pink lemonade: kids get creative to raise money to fix potholes on their street

  'He took an angel out of this world’: hit-and-run victim’s son talks about crash

  Amid teacher sex crime lawsuit, some upset at timing of Rick Holliday’s retirement recognition

  18-year-old lifeguard used training to stand by woman in fatal hit and run

  Former Market North residents may be able to move home by October

  Help Nourish NC feed hungry students in slow summer donation months