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

Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 
 Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission...

Posted: 2 days ago

Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission...
Vape explosions: ‘I don’t want to blow up’ 
 Josh Bumgarner showed us what is left of his front teeth after an explosion while vaping. Josh said he believes the explosion happened because he put a friend's vape pen together the wrong way. "The button was on the bottom of it and I went to push the button and when I did, and put it into my mouth and started to inhale, I felt it get...

Posted: 3 days ago

Josh Bumgarner showed us what is left of his front teeth after an explosion while vaping. Josh said he believes the explosion happened because he put a friend's vape pen together the wrong way. "The button was on the bottom of it and I went to push the button and when I did, and put it into my mouth and started to inhale, I felt it get...
Beware of shady door-to-door energy sales tactics
 It’s the time of year for door-to-door pitches to get you to switch your energy provider, but consumers need to be wary of shady sales tactics. Norm Krebs of Dayton said he was pressured into an energy contract with a new supplier. Instead of saving money, as he was promised — his bill skyrocketed.  He listened to a pitch...

Posted: 4 days ago

It’s the time of year for door-to-door pitches to get you to switch your energy provider, but consumers need to be wary of shady sales tactics. Norm Krebs of Dayton said he was pressured into an energy contract with a new supplier. Instead of saving money, as he was promised — his bill skyrocketed.  He listened to a pitch...
Shady Energy Sales
Norm Krebs of Dayton was pressured by a door-to-door salesman into signing a contract with Statewise Energy. Instead of savings, Krebs said his bill skyrocketed by 45 percent.

Posted: 4 days ago

Norm Krebs of Dayton was pressured by a door-to-door salesman into signing a contract with Statewise Energy. Instead of savings, Krebs said his bill skyrocketed by 45 percent.
How to spot and avoid Facebook scams
 A Dayton man has been the target of a lottery scam on Facebook. It’s one that local tech experts said they see frequently. The scammers target you on Facebook Messenger and tell you that you’ve won money, but their goal is to drain your wallet. Rocky Clay said that someone claiming to be a “Facebook agent” used...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Dayton man has been the target of a lottery scam on Facebook. It’s one that local tech experts said they see frequently. The scammers target you on Facebook Messenger and tell you that you’ve won money, but their goal is to drain your wallet. Rocky Clay said that someone claiming to be a “Facebook agent” used...
Marijuana in makeup spreading across the beauty industry
 Allergy sufferer Autumn Williams was impressed after trying a new vegan mascara on her sensitive eyes. "It's separating my eyelashes really well, " said Williams. " They already look twice as thick as they did before." Williams had no idea that the mascara is infused with Cannabidiol Oil also known as "CBD,"...

Posted: 10 days ago

Allergy sufferer Autumn Williams was impressed after trying a new vegan mascara on her sensitive eyes. "It's separating my eyelashes really well, " said Williams. " They already look twice as thick as they did before." Williams had no idea that the mascara is infused with Cannabidiol Oil also known as "CBD,"...
Social Security scams getting more elaborate to ensnare victims
 “It’s not right. It’s not fair for people to try to take advantage of anybody else.” A Washington Twp. man is warning others about a scam, one that experts call one of the most elaborate plots they’ve ever heard of and involves more than one victim in the scheme. Russell Maas said the caller offered to help him...

Posted: 11 days ago

“It’s not right. It’s not fair for people to try to take advantage of anybody else.” A Washington Twp. man is warning others about a scam, one that experts call one of the most elaborate plots they’ve ever heard of and involves more than one victim in the scheme. Russell Maas said the caller offered to help him...
What you don’t know about store credit cards could cost you
 If you want a new TV or another big ticket item for the holidays, retailers are happy to help out. Store credit card deals offer zero percent interest for six months or more, but experts warn not understanding the terms could create a financial disaster. Signing up for a deferred interest credit card has benefits and risks, according to Graceworks...

Posted: 12 days ago

If you want a new TV or another big ticket item for the holidays, retailers are happy to help out. Store credit card deals offer zero percent interest for six months or more, but experts warn not understanding the terms could create a financial disaster. Signing up for a deferred interest credit card has benefits and risks, according to Graceworks...
RECALLS: products for kids, homes, and pain relief 
 Parents, homeowners, and do-it-yourselfers are among the shoppers that should check for the latest recalled products. Slap bracelets sold exclusively at Target under the Cat & Jack brand are being recalled because they can cut your child, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There are five reports of cuts from the metal under...

Posted: 17 days ago

Parents, homeowners, and do-it-yourselfers are among the shoppers that should check for the latest recalled products. Slap bracelets sold exclusively at Target under the Cat & Jack brand are being recalled because they can cut your child, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There are five reports of cuts from the metal under...
Study shows a jump in dangerous flooded vehicles. Can you spot a washed out car?
 There are nearly a half a million flooded vehicles back in use in the U.S. and up to 25,000 of them are in Ohio, according to new Carfax data. A vehicle impacted by flooding may have mechanical and electrical problems that may not be readily apparent and many shady sellers will go to great lengths to hide flood damage, according to consumer...

Posted: 17 days ago

There are nearly a half a million flooded vehicles back in use in the U.S. and up to 25,000 of them are in Ohio, according to new Carfax data. A vehicle impacted by flooding may have mechanical and electrical problems that may not be readily apparent and many shady sellers will go to great lengths to hide flood damage, according to consumer...
Why you need to protect your credit cards from your kids
 We worry about protecting our credit card information from data breaches and scammers, but a new survey shows we need to also protect our cards from our own children. More than half of American parents say they have let their children use their credit cards and nearly half of them regret it, according to a study by CompareCards.  ...

Posted: 19 days ago

We worry about protecting our credit card information from data breaches and scammers, but a new survey shows we need to also protect our cards from our own children. More than half of American parents say they have let their children use their credit cards and nearly half of them regret it, according to a study by CompareCards.  ...