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

How to keep your information safe from the dark web
 “Your personal information has been found somewhere on the dark web.” That alarming statement may one day come in a text message or to your email inbox.    Credit monitoring services are now scanning for your information on the anonymous, untraceable dark web.    Creditwise from Capital One began dark web searches...

Posted: 15 hours ago

“Your personal information has been found somewhere on the dark web.” That alarming statement may one day come in a text message or to your email inbox.    Credit monitoring services are now scanning for your information on the anonymous, untraceable dark web.    Creditwise from Capital One began dark web searches...
How virtual and augmented reality are changing the way you shop
 See what new curtains, a new refrigerator or a new couch look like in your own home before you buy them with virtual or augmented reality applications created by a company based in the Miami Valley. Marxent is working with big name retailers, like Macy’s, to give customers a new shopping experience.  With a virtual reality headset...

Posted: a day ago

See what new curtains, a new refrigerator or a new couch look like in your own home before you buy them with virtual or augmented reality applications created by a company based in the Miami Valley. Marxent is working with big name retailers, like Macy’s, to give customers a new shopping experience.  With a virtual reality headset...
Recalls: Children’s clothing, fitness products and more
 Parents, fitness buffs and those prone to bug bites should check to see if they have the potentially dangerous products being recalled this week. Infant and toddler coveralls sold under the name ED by Ellen DeGeneres are under recall because the bunny applique can come off and pose a choking hazard for your child, according to the Consumer...

Posted: 4 days ago

Parents, fitness buffs and those prone to bug bites should check to see if they have the potentially dangerous products being recalled this week. Infant and toddler coveralls sold under the name ED by Ellen DeGeneres are under recall because the bunny applique can come off and pose a choking hazard for your child, according to the Consumer...
STUDY: Thousands of children injured in infant walker accidents each year
 At least 9,000 children have been injured in infant walkers every year over the last 25 years. Most were head and neck injuries caused by falling down the steps, according to a new study released in The Journal of Pediatrics. Lisa Schwing with Dayton Children’s Hospital said if you have an infant walker, don’t use one. &ldquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

At least 9,000 children have been injured in infant walkers every year over the last 25 years. Most were head and neck injuries caused by falling down the steps, according to a new study released in The Journal of Pediatrics. Lisa Schwing with Dayton Children’s Hospital said if you have an infant walker, don’t use one. &ldquo...
Hurricane Florence could affect price tags in the Miami Valley
 Hurricane Florence is expected to produce billions of dollars in insured losses, and there is already evidence that the storm will impact prices in the Miami Valley and beyond, according to experts. “The damage that’s being done right now in North Carolina is already starting to creep into our future prices,” said University...

Posted: 8 days ago

Hurricane Florence is expected to produce billions of dollars in insured losses, and there is already evidence that the storm will impact prices in the Miami Valley and beyond, according to experts. “The damage that’s being done right now in North Carolina is already starting to creep into our future prices,” said University...
Recall alert: Appliances, furniture and more
 Potentially dangerous ovens, chairs and vacuums are among the latest recalled products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. BlueStar and Big Chill gas ranges and wall ovens are under recall after seven reports of burns and 51 reports of flames or flares. The convection oven fan on the recalled units may cause gas to ignite...

Posted: 11 days ago

Potentially dangerous ovens, chairs and vacuums are among the latest recalled products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. BlueStar and Big Chill gas ranges and wall ovens are under recall after seven reports of burns and 51 reports of flames or flares. The convection oven fan on the recalled units may cause gas to ignite...
Say goodbye to the credit card bonuses you never knew you had
 Special perks are often what draw you to one credit card company over another, but many of those perks are disappearing and you may not even realize it. You’ve heard of cash-back and mileage reward cards, but credit cards may offer these other benefits, too:   • Rental car insurance  • Road side protection ...

Posted: 14 days ago

Special perks are often what draw you to one credit card company over another, but many of those perks are disappearing and you may not even realize it. You’ve heard of cash-back and mileage reward cards, but credit cards may offer these other benefits, too:   • Rental car insurance  • Road side protection ...
Now may be a good time to buy a vehicle
 New and used car prices are likely to rise under President Trump’s tentative trade deal with Mexico, so now may be a good time to buy a vehicle, according to industry experts.  Analysts said that they’ve seen a shift this summer. Used car prices typically dip in the summer. But they’re gone up 10 weeks in a row...

Posted: 22 days ago

New and used car prices are likely to rise under President Trump’s tentative trade deal with Mexico, so now may be a good time to buy a vehicle, according to industry experts.  Analysts said that they’ve seen a shift this summer. Used car prices typically dip in the summer. But they’re gone up 10 weeks in a row...
Recall roundup: Dangerous fitness equipment, toys and more
 Fitness buffs, pet lovers and parents need to check their homes for the latest potentially dangerous products  placed under recall. People have been paralyzed and have had spinal fractures from some weight-lifting equipment by Cybex, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The Cybex Smith Press model 5340 (1989-1993)...

Posted: 25 days ago

Fitness buffs, pet lovers and parents need to check their homes for the latest potentially dangerous products placed under recall. People have been paralyzed and have had spinal fractures from some weight-lifting equipment by Cybex, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The Cybex Smith Press model 5340 (1989-1993)...
Best shopping deals for Labor Day weekend
 Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be a shopping holiday with consumers expected to purchase big-ticket items for their homes, according to shopping experts. Consumer confidence has reached an 18-year high this week, according to the Conference Board, and retail sales are now expected to grow 4.5 percent over 2017, according to the National...

Posted: 26 days ago

Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be a shopping holiday with consumers expected to purchase big-ticket items for their homes, according to shopping experts. Consumer confidence has reached an 18-year high this week, according to the Conference Board, and retail sales are now expected to grow 4.5 percent over 2017, according to the National...
How to protect your personal information from online chat feature scams
 Experts say an online shopping scam is making a huge comeback. The scam involves the chat feature on some retail websites — and it can steal your personal information in a variety of ways. “What’s old is new again. It started actually in 2009, but with the advent of new technology it’s caught steam,” said Natalie...

Posted: 27 days ago

Experts say an online shopping scam is making a huge comeback. The scam involves the chat feature on some retail websites — and it can steal your personal information in a variety of ways. “What’s old is new again. It started actually in 2009, but with the advent of new technology it’s caught steam,” said Natalie...