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

RECALL ROUNDUP: Here are the latest recalls from the past week 
 Art supplies, electric chainsaws and off-highway vehicles are among the potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.   Pottery wheel kits, Spin Art kits, and Halloween candle holders are being recalled by Michaels due to fire and burn hazards. There is one report of a fire and one...

Posted: a day ago

Art supplies, electric chainsaws and off-highway vehicles are among the potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.   Pottery wheel kits, Spin Art kits, and Halloween candle holders are being recalled by Michaels due to fire and burn hazards. There is one report of a fire and one...
Avoid the biggest mistake in estate planning 
 When it comes to finalizing your plans for what happens to your assets after you die, there is one simple mistake many people make - which could put your plans in jeopardy, according to a Centerville C.P.A. A will is the key first step, but only about half of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have one, according to Mark Bradstreet, C.P...

Posted: 2 days ago

When it comes to finalizing your plans for what happens to your assets after you die, there is one simple mistake many people make - which could put your plans in jeopardy, according to a Centerville C.P.A. A will is the key first step, but only about half of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have one, according to Mark Bradstreet, C.P...
This app may stop robocalls for good 
 At home, at work, on your smartphone- robocalls are targeting people at all hours of the day and night. Michael McCann is fed up with all the robocalls especially the sneaky ones with “spoofed” phone numbers.  “The local ones make you feel like it’s somebody you know within the area,” said McCann in...

Posted: 3 days ago

At home, at work, on your smartphone- robocalls are targeting people at all hours of the day and night. Michael McCann is fed up with all the robocalls especially the sneaky ones with “spoofed” phone numbers.  “The local ones make you feel like it’s somebody you know within the area,” said McCann in...
“Why did I do that?” Job candidates lose out over risqué online posts
 A warning for job hunters: your posts and pics on social media can make or break your career.  “It will prevent you from getting a job. It absolutely will,” said Matthew Sliver, principal and owner of Catapult Creative in Dayton.  The thought might make you cringe, but employers are scouring social media to size you...

Posted: 4 days ago

A warning for job hunters: your posts and pics on social media can make or break your career.  “It will prevent you from getting a job. It absolutely will,” said Matthew Sliver, principal and owner of Catapult Creative in Dayton.  The thought might make you cringe, but employers are scouring social media to size you...
Extreme couponing can reap big rewards -- if you know what you’re doing
 Extreme couponing can lead to some amazing grocery store deals -- if you know how to do it. The Dayton Daily News is hosting a series of free extreme couponing workshops that will teach shoppers how to navigate the sales flyers, paper and digital coupons, and apps to maximize savings. “I’m super excited about learning how to keep...

Posted: 5 days ago

Extreme couponing can lead to some amazing grocery store deals -- if you know how to do it. The Dayton Daily News is hosting a series of free extreme couponing workshops that will teach shoppers how to navigate the sales flyers, paper and digital coupons, and apps to maximize savings. “I’m super excited about learning how to keep...
PHOTOS: Blake Shelton through the years
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Recording artists Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani attend Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Dinner at Paley on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Glamour)

Posted: 8 days ago

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Recording artists Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani attend Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Dinner at Paley on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Glamour)
Recall Roundup: Keep up to date with the latest recalls 
 Potentially dangerous go-karts, crib accessories, and deep fryers are among the new product recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.   There are 639 reports of steering wheels detaching from the Nerf Battle Racer go-karts under recall. One child received a cut to the face another was scraped in the chest. ...

Posted: 8 days ago

Potentially dangerous go-karts, crib accessories, and deep fryers are among the new product recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.   There are 639 reports of steering wheels detaching from the Nerf Battle Racer go-karts under recall. One child received a cut to the face another was scraped in the chest. ...
Millennials bypass starter homes, new studies show
 A growing trend among millennials is expected to have a wider impact on the real estate market. Studies and stats show that millennials are putting off buying a home. In fact, many are skipping a starter house altogether and saving up for a home they will live in into retirement, according to USA Today.   Seventy-five percent...

Posted: 9 days ago

A growing trend among millennials is expected to have a wider impact on the real estate market. Studies and stats show that millennials are putting off buying a home. In fact, many are skipping a starter house altogether and saving up for a home they will live in into retirement, according to USA Today.   Seventy-five percent...
Gas prices could rise due to Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal
 Gas prices could spike now that President Trump announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. “It a double negative to not have the deal and also have those prices go up,” said Tom Tudar of Dayton.  Analysts say the move could remove a million barrels of oil a day from the global supply, according to News Center 7's Rachel...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gas prices could spike now that President Trump announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. “It a double negative to not have the deal and also have those prices go up,” said Tom Tudar of Dayton.  Analysts say the move could remove a million barrels of oil a day from the global supply, according to News Center 7's Rachel...
New recalls: children’s clothing and kitchen products
 Children’s clothing and food slicers are the latest product recalls announced this week by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Carter’s three-piece penguin cardigan sets are being recalled because the toggle button can come off which poses a choking hazard for your child.  There are three reports of children putting...

Posted: 15 days ago

Children’s clothing and food slicers are the latest product recalls announced this week by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Carter’s three-piece penguin cardigan sets are being recalled because the toggle button can come off which poses a choking hazard for your child.  There are three reports of children putting...