Rachel Murray

I am thrilled to be taking on the new role of Consumer Reporter for WHIO-TV/Radio, WHIO.com and the Dayton Daily News.  I have always been interested in how to save money, just ask me about my skills as a bargain shopper!  Dresses for $7, shoes for $5 dollars?  Yes, it can be done and it can be fun!  I have my mom to thank for showing me the art of shopping and saving.   I hope to learn along with you, our viewers, readers, and listeners, even more about how to get the most for our money, avoid products that can be dangerous, and stay away from scams.    I’m a southeastern Ohio native, and graduated from Wright State…GO RAIDERS!   I have been a radio anchor and reporter for many years.  I have worked for WHIO radio several times, first as an intern, then a night news writer.  I quickly moved up to morning anchor, and then after few years in Cincinnati, returned to be the afternoon anchor on WHIO before making my current move into Consumer Reporter.  I received an Edward R. Murrow award for a series I did on alternate reality games, and I recently received an Ohio AP award for best anchor.  I have a wonderful son, who keeps me laughing all the time, an amazing boyfriend, and three cats. (One of those cats was found right here in the parking lot of work.)   In my spare time, I crush candy like it's my job, I play Xbox and sports with my kiddo, and I love to keep up on the latest consumer and tech news.    You can contact me at Rachel.murray@coxinc.com Q & A: What was your favorite TV show when you were little?Duck Tales What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?A dolphin trainer at Sea World, or Madonna.  How might someone have described you in high school?nice What was your first job?Waitress What was your first job in radio?Jock/ Board Op What do you like about your job?Helping people What might people be surprised to know about you?I play video games and  I have the sense of humor of a 13 year old boy. Also, my co-worker Sandy Collins says I should have my own you tube channel highlighting my outrageous and ridiculous antics.  What would be a perfect day for you?Sleeping in, and heading to the beach. What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?Be willing to change and learn new things. Stress is temporary.  Coffee, lots of coffee. If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?The 9-11 tribute which featured my voice-over, my live coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral, funny character segments I did for Jerry Springer's radio show, my recent TV work, and all of my many bloopers. Favorites: Favorite book: Lisey's Story. Stephen King Favorite radio program: I really enjoy listening to Roxy on K99.1FM. Favorite dream car: Bumblebee Favorite food: Pizza, and anything involving ranch dressing. Favorite hobby: video games Favorite Miami Valley place: my house, my friend’s pool, King's Island Favorite movie: Iron Man (all of them), Avatar, Avengers, Hobbit, LOTR, Grease Favorite music: hip-hop, pop Favorite travel destination: Hawaii, or anywhere with a beach.

Latest from Rachel Murray

Americans projected to break credit card debt record
 Americans are projected to break the record for credit card debt once 2017’s books are closed.  WalletHub projects an increase of $50 billion for last year for a total of $1 trillion dollars of credit card debt. The finding was a shock to Marie Giffen of Liberty Township- who doesn’t use credit cards.  “I can&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Americans are projected to break the record for credit card debt once 2017’s books are closed.  WalletHub projects an increase of $50 billion for last year for a total of $1 trillion dollars of credit card debt. The finding was a shock to Marie Giffen of Liberty Township- who doesn’t use credit cards.  “I can&rsquo...
Deflating tires to drive on ice, snow can be dangerous trick, experts say
 Some drivers say they have a trick to keep from slipping and sliding in ice and snow -- they let some air out of their tires.  Experts say it can help, but it can also be dangerous.  Ralph Creamer of Dayton said it's a technique he started using years ago on the job.  "I answered calls and I lowered the tire pressure and...

Posted: 4 days ago

Some drivers say they have a trick to keep from slipping and sliding in ice and snow -- they let some air out of their tires.  Experts say it can help, but it can also be dangerous.  Ralph Creamer of Dayton said it's a technique he started using years ago on the job.  "I answered calls and I lowered the tire pressure and...
Officials give warning regarding ‘Tide Pod Challenge’
 There’s a new dangerous challenge making the rounds on social media. Teens are attempting to eat poisonous laundry pods dubbing it the “Tide Pod Challenge.”  We’ve warned parents about injuries and deaths involving small children eating the pods thinking they are candy, but this challenge has teens intentionally...

Posted: 5 days ago

There’s a new dangerous challenge making the rounds on social media. Teens are attempting to eat poisonous laundry pods dubbing it the “Tide Pod Challenge.”  We’ve warned parents about injuries and deaths involving small children eating the pods thinking they are candy, but this challenge has teens intentionally...
Full House star John Stamos announces he’s finally going to be a dad in real life
John Stamos (L) and Caitlin McHugh attend The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and mothers2mothers dinner at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation )

6:34 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

John Stamos (L) and Caitlin McHugh attend The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and mothers2mothers dinner at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation )
Billy Bush hospitalized after being hit on the head with a golf ball
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Master of Ceremonies Billy Bush speaks onstage during the imagine1day Visionary Leadership Dinner at The London West Hollywood on October 29, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for imagine1day)

6:56 AM Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Master of Ceremonies Billy Bush speaks onstage during the imagine1day Visionary Leadership Dinner at The London West Hollywood on October 29, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for imagine1day)
Photos: 2018 Grammy nominees
Song of the Year nominee: "1-800-273-8255"  Logic performs onstage at T-Mobile Presents Club Magenta Powered by Pandora at Exchange LA on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora Media, Inc.)

2:20 PM Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Song of the Year nominee: "1-800-273-8255" Logic performs onstage at T-Mobile Presents Club Magenta Powered by Pandora at Exchange LA on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora Media, Inc.)
CoverGirl
Covergirl products are displayed at Fashion And Beauty @BETX presented by Progressive, Covergirl, Strength of Nature, Korbel and Macy's during the 2016 BET Experience on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/BET/Getty Images for BET )

3:47 PM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Covergirl products are displayed at Fashion And Beauty @BETX presented by Progressive, Covergirl, Strength of Nature, Korbel and Macy's during the 2016 BET Experience on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/BET/Getty Images for BET )
Photos: Hugh Hefner through the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16:  Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy Bunnies, Playmate of the Year 2013 Raquel Pomplun (2nd L) and Miss December 2009 Crystal Hefner (2nd R) at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Playboy)

8:29 AM Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy Bunnies, Playmate of the Year 2013 Raquel Pomplun (2nd L) and Miss December 2009 Crystal Hefner (2nd R) at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Playboy)
Earthquake insurance: Something you may want to consider
 The devastating earthquake in Mexico City may have you thinking about the earthquake risk in the Miami Valley and whether or not your home and belongings are covered by insurance. In general, most standard homeowners insurance policies do not include earthquake coverage, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.  The cost of coverage...

2:08 PM Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

The devastating earthquake in Mexico City may have you thinking about the earthquake risk in the Miami Valley and whether or not your home and belongings are covered by insurance. In general, most standard homeowners insurance policies do not include earthquake coverage, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.  The cost of coverage...
Photos: Meghan Markle through the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20:  Actress/model Meghan Markle attends the pARTy! - celebrating 25 years of P.S. ARTS on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for P.S. ARTS)

2:18 AM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Actress/model Meghan Markle attends the pARTy! - celebrating 25 years of P.S. ARTS on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for P.S. ARTS)