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: parents, cyclists may need to check products
 Dangerous drink ware, turkey fryers, and bicycle gears are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Holiday milk bottles by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because the plastic straw could break and cut you.  The acrylic bottle has a picture of a bear in a red sweater on it. There is one...

Posted: a day ago

Dangerous drink ware, turkey fryers, and bicycle gears are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Holiday milk bottles by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because the plastic straw could break and cut you.  The acrylic bottle has a picture of a bear in a red sweater on it. There is one...
Credit card debt survey results an ‘ominous’ sign for personal finance
 The results of a new survey on personal finance are being called an "ominous" sign. The number of people who owe more on their credit cards than what they have in their emergency stash is at the highest level in a Bankrate survey's nine-year history.  Twenty-nine percent of households surveyed reported their credit card debt...

Posted: 2 days ago

The results of a new survey on personal finance are being called an "ominous" sign. The number of people who owe more on their credit cards than what they have in their emergency stash is at the highest level in a Bankrate survey's nine-year history.  Twenty-nine percent of households surveyed reported their credit card debt...
High-tech device that helps visually impaired is being offered in Dayton area
 Imagine not being able to recognize a face or read these words in front of you. That’s the reality for Tambie Trask and millions of visually impaired people.  “I’ve lived with vision loss all my life,” said Trask, who has no vision in her right eye and limited vision in her left. “Printed information is...

Posted: 4 days ago

Imagine not being able to recognize a face or read these words in front of you. That’s the reality for Tambie Trask and millions of visually impaired people.  “I’ve lived with vision loss all my life,” said Trask, who has no vision in her right eye and limited vision in her left. “Printed information is...
The stink bug boom: Smelly invaders lurking in your home
 There is a smelly pest that’s likely invaded your home this winter and you might not even realize it.  Stink bug populations have boomed in the Miami Valley and across Ohio.  Just mentioning them to people on the street gets a strong reaction.  “It was just the worst thing ever because I’d find them on my...

Posted: 11 days ago

There is a smelly pest that’s likely invaded your home this winter and you might not even realize it.  Stink bug populations have boomed in the Miami Valley and across Ohio.  Just mentioning them to people on the street gets a strong reaction.  “It was just the worst thing ever because I’d find them on my...
IRS warning: You might owe this year
 Most people usually know from experience whether they will get a tax refund or owe money — but not this year. “It’s just crazy. It’s too much, because people need their money out here,” said Davonna Battles of Dayton. She said she typically breaks even on her taxes but she owed this year.  The IRS issued...

Posted: 11 days ago

Most people usually know from experience whether they will get a tax refund or owe money — but not this year. “It’s just crazy. It’s too much, because people need their money out here,” said Davonna Battles of Dayton. She said she typically breaks even on her taxes but she owed this year.  The IRS issued...
Recall roundup: Parents and homeowners should check for these products 
 The latest products under recall include a Barbie ride-on camper, power adapters, solar converters and a drill, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fisher Price is recalling Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers with the model number FRC29 because they may continue to operate after the foot pedal is released. ...

Posted: 15 days ago

The latest products under recall include a Barbie ride-on camper, power adapters, solar converters and a drill, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fisher Price is recalling Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers with the model number FRC29 because they may continue to operate after the foot pedal is released. ...
Viewers report suspicious Social Security-related phone calls 
 WHIO is looking into Social Security number scams in the Miami Valley.  The WHIO Breaking News Team received three calls yesterday from people who wanted WHIO to investigate suspicious phone calls involving Social Security numbers.  The callers into our newsroom said they received calls or voicemails stating their Social Security...

Posted: 16 days ago

WHIO is looking into Social Security number scams in the Miami Valley.  The WHIO Breaking News Team received three calls yesterday from people who wanted WHIO to investigate suspicious phone calls involving Social Security numbers.  The callers into our newsroom said they received calls or voicemails stating their Social Security...
Mattress fires: Can your mattress beat the heat?
 If a fire breaks out in your bedroom as you sleep, your mattress may make or break your ability to survive.  Our investigation, in conjunction with our sister station WPXI in Pittsburgh, found some mattresses burn much faster than others.  “That is something that you would never think about, your mattress catching on fire...

Posted: 17 days ago

If a fire breaks out in your bedroom as you sleep, your mattress may make or break your ability to survive.  Our investigation, in conjunction with our sister station WPXI in Pittsburgh, found some mattresses burn much faster than others.  “That is something that you would never think about, your mattress catching on fire...
Super Bowl: How to prevent a watch party tragedy
 Gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl means taking simple steps to prevent a tragedy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is back to work after the partial government shutdown, announcing a recall alert and a pre-Super Bowl warning for parents and party hosts. The warning is for parents and Super Bowl party hosts to anchor your flat-screen...

Posted: 21 days ago

Gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl means taking simple steps to prevent a tragedy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is back to work after the partial government shutdown, announcing a recall alert and a pre-Super Bowl warning for parents and party hosts. The warning is for parents and Super Bowl party hosts to anchor your flat-screen...
Super Bowl: How the Miami Valley is preparing to celebrate
 The average American is expected to drop just more than $81 on food, drinks, decorations and merchandise to celebrate the Super Bowl this Sunday. At Dot’s Market in Bellbrook, the shelves are stocked for Super Bowl shoppers.  “It’s the biggest game of the year. Everyone is always excited about it,” said Jeff Hieber...

Posted: 24 days ago

The average American is expected to drop just more than $81 on food, drinks, decorations and merchandise to celebrate the Super Bowl this Sunday. At Dot’s Market in Bellbrook, the shelves are stocked for Super Bowl shoppers.  “It’s the biggest game of the year. Everyone is always excited about it,” said Jeff Hieber...
Don’t miss out on best Super Bowl TV deals 
 If you are looking to score a new television set to watch this Sunday’s Super Bowl, now is a good time to find deals.   It’s now the second best time of the year to take advantage of TVs sales. Black Friday ranks first, according to Consumer Reports: Best Super Bowl TV deals for 2019. If you happen to purchase a...

Posted: 26 days ago

If you are looking to score a new television set to watch this Sunday’s Super Bowl, now is a good time to find deals.   It’s now the second best time of the year to take advantage of TVs sales. Black Friday ranks first, according to Consumer Reports: Best Super Bowl TV deals for 2019. If you happen to purchase a...