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

Recalled toilet flushing device has caused $710K in property damage, 23 injuries
 A dangerous toilet flushing device, baby carriers, and wireless chargers are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  An accessory that turns your toilet into a high efficiency flusher is under recall by Flushmate.  More than one million Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing systems...

Posted: 3 days ago

A dangerous toilet flushing device, baby carriers, and wireless chargers are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  An accessory that turns your toilet into a high efficiency flusher is under recall by Flushmate.  More than one million Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing systems...
Vehicle backup cameras not foolproof, experts warn
 Backup cameras are now required in all new vehicles as of May, but safety experts warn the technology isn’t as foolproof to prevent an accident as you might think. New vehicle safety features, including backup cameras, have made roadways safer but drivers are putting too much trust in the tech, according to AAA.  “This new...

Posted: 5 days ago

Backup cameras are now required in all new vehicles as of May, but safety experts warn the technology isn’t as foolproof to prevent an accident as you might think. New vehicle safety features, including backup cameras, have made roadways safer but drivers are putting too much trust in the tech, according to AAA.  “This new...
You might start saving money at the pharmacy
 You may be surprised by the prescription drug deals you’ll now be able to discover through your pharmacist.  Insurers and middlemen will no longer be able to stop pharmacists from telling customers they could get a cheaper price if they don’t use their insurance.  Two bills, with bipartisan support and signed by President...

Posted: 6 days ago

You may be surprised by the prescription drug deals you’ll now be able to discover through your pharmacist.  Insurers and middlemen will no longer be able to stop pharmacists from telling customers they could get a cheaper price if they don’t use their insurance.  Two bills, with bipartisan support and signed by President...
Online vision screenings increasing, but find out why experts say they’re dangerous
 A computer and smartphone is all you need if you want to take a test for glasses or contact lenses as a growing number of companies are offering online vision screenings.  One fact needs to be made clear -- it's an eye screening and not an eye exam, Dr. David Anderson of Miamisburg Vision Care said.  That means the procedure will...

Posted: 11 days ago

A computer and smartphone is all you need if you want to take a test for glasses or contact lenses as a growing number of companies are offering online vision screenings.  One fact needs to be made clear -- it's an eye screening and not an eye exam, Dr. David Anderson of Miamisburg Vision Care said.  That means the procedure will...
Online vision screenings appear a growing alternative to in-office eye exams
 A computer and smartphone is all you need if you want to take a test for glasses or contact lenses as a growing number of companies are offering online vision screenings.  One fact needs to be made clear -- it's an eye screening and not an eye exam, Dr. David Anderson, Miamisburg Vision Care, told WHIO-TV Consumer Reporter Rachel Murray...

Posted: 12 days ago

A computer and smartphone is all you need if you want to take a test for glasses or contact lenses as a growing number of companies are offering online vision screenings.  One fact needs to be made clear -- it's an eye screening and not an eye exam, Dr. David Anderson, Miamisburg Vision Care, told WHIO-TV Consumer Reporter Rachel Murray...
Study: Parents spend $500 billion a year on adult children
 Raising a child to adulthood is an expensive task, but the drain on a parent’s wallet doesn’t stop when the child turns 18. Parents spend twice as much on their adult children than they contribute to their retirement accounts, according to a new study by Merrill Lynch.  The study found parents in the United States spend $500...

Posted: 13 days ago

Raising a child to adulthood is an expensive task, but the drain on a parent’s wallet doesn’t stop when the child turns 18. Parents spend twice as much on their adult children than they contribute to their retirement accounts, according to a new study by Merrill Lynch.  The study found parents in the United States spend $500...
Connected cars: How syncing your phone to vehicles could put your data at risk
 Syncing your phone to your vehicle is a convenient feature for music and phone calls, but it is also putting your personal information at risk. There are millions of connected vehicles on the roadways, but what you might not realize is that you are leaving behind your personal data even if your phone isn’t in the vehicle. Rodney Cranford...

Posted: 14 days ago

Syncing your phone to your vehicle is a convenient feature for music and phone calls, but it is also putting your personal information at risk. There are millions of connected vehicles on the roadways, but what you might not realize is that you are leaving behind your personal data even if your phone isn’t in the vehicle. Rodney Cranford...
RECALLS: dolls, axes, golf cars and more 
 Parents, campers and golfers are among the shoppers who need to check to see if they have this week’s recalled products announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Boy Story action dolls are being recalled after 32 reports of the vinyl on the joints breaking which could pose a choking risk. No one has been hurt, but don&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

Parents, campers and golfers are among the shoppers who need to check to see if they have this week’s recalled products announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Boy Story action dolls are being recalled after 32 reports of the vinyl on the joints breaking which could pose a choking risk. No one has been hurt, but don&rsquo...
New rideshare service lets seniors hitch a ride without worrying about technology
 Seniors are outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of seven to 10 years, according to AAA.  Rideshares, like Uber and Lyft, should be an easy way for senior citizens to get around, but many don’t use them because of the tech hurdles.  “I tried to drive a little bit when I knew there wasn’t much traffic...

Posted: 17 days ago

Seniors are outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of seven to 10 years, according to AAA.  Rideshares, like Uber and Lyft, should be an easy way for senior citizens to get around, but many don’t use them because of the tech hurdles.  “I tried to drive a little bit when I knew there wasn’t much traffic...
Charity scams: How you can avoid being duped
 We walk to raise money, we donate and we buy and wear pink ribbons to help fund breast cancer awareness and research. But some people pretend to be from legitimate organizations — and maybe even use the pink ribbon logo — to get your money and pocket it for themselves. Benjamin Banning with the local chapter of the American Cancer...

Posted: 20 days ago

We walk to raise money, we donate and we buy and wear pink ribbons to help fund breast cancer awareness and research. But some people pretend to be from legitimate organizations — and maybe even use the pink ribbon logo — to get your money and pocket it for themselves. Benjamin Banning with the local chapter of the American Cancer...
Sales tax goes up in Montgomery County today
 It’s going to cost a few extra bucks to buy big-ticket item in Montgomery County now, because a new quarter-percent retail sales tax increase kicked in today.  The extra bit figures to add an average of $36 a year, or about a dime more a day, for every man, woman and child in Montgomery County and generate an additional $19.1 million...

Posted: 24 days ago

It’s going to cost a few extra bucks to buy big-ticket item in Montgomery County now, because a new quarter-percent retail sales tax increase kicked in today.  The extra bit figures to add an average of $36 a year, or about a dime more a day, for every man, woman and child in Montgomery County and generate an additional $19.1 million...