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’s the latest recall from the past week
 Some potentially dangerous home décor is under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Mirrors by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because they could come apart and cut you.  The Josephine style mirrors have the number 215-037 printed on the tag. They were sold individually and in packs of three. ...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Some potentially dangerous home décor is under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Mirrors by Crate and Barrel are being recalled because they could come apart and cut you.  The Josephine style mirrors have the number 215-037 printed on the tag. They were sold individually and in packs of three. ...
Romance scams: How to spot, avoid a costly relationship
 “She said all the right things. I’m an older man, kind of lonely. I was looking for a change and she hit me at just exactly the right time.”  A Centerville man thought he found love, but now he knows it was a lie. He lost $800 in a romance scam and wants to warn others.  He requested to be known only as &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

“She said all the right things. I’m an older man, kind of lonely. I was looking for a change and she hit me at just exactly the right time.”  A Centerville man thought he found love, but now he knows it was a lie. He lost $800 in a romance scam and wants to warn others.  He requested to be known only as &ldquo...
TODAY: Aging and Technology Expo to help seniors navigate tech
 As apps, gadgets and delivery services continue to add more convenience to many lives, senior citizens may struggle to stay afloat in the sea of new technology.  In an effort to help seniors explore and navigate ways technology can help them, the Greene County Council on Aging is hosting the 2018 Aging and Technology Expo.  The...

Posted: 2 days ago

As apps, gadgets and delivery services continue to add more convenience to many lives, senior citizens may struggle to stay afloat in the sea of new technology.  In an effort to help seniors explore and navigate ways technology can help them, the Greene County Council on Aging is hosting the 2018 Aging and Technology Expo.  The...
Recall roundup: PJs for kids, pill packages, and more 
 Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported...

Posted: 7 days ago

Sleepwear for children and medication packets are on this week’s list of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Children’s onesies with hoods and fleece pajama pants by Allura are being recalled because they don’t meet flammability standards and pose a risk of burns, but no injuries have been reported...
Warning: Locking cedar chests pose dangers for small children, change the lock if you own one
 There is a renewed warning about potentially dangerous cedar chests that automatically lock when the lid is closed.  >> Read more trending news  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove or replace the latch and lock on the recalled Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests. Fourteen children have...

Posted: 8 days ago

There is a renewed warning about potentially dangerous cedar chests that automatically lock when the lid is closed.  >> Read more trending news  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove or replace the latch and lock on the recalled Lane and Virginia Maid brand cedar chests. Fourteen children have...
Consumers urged to take action with dangerous cedar chests 
 There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when...

Posted: 8 days ago

There’s a renewed warning about certain hope chests that could put your child at risk for suffocation. Several children have died of suffocation after becoming trapped in the auto-locking chests by Lane and Virginia Maid. “Back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, moms would usually get one when...
CDC warns of dangerous synthetic ‘bleeding’ weed
 Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market...

Posted: 9 days ago

Health experts are warning of a new and dangerous form of synthetic marijuana that is laced with rat poison. Dubbed “bleeding pot,” it has been linked to five deaths in the U.S. and over 200 cases of excessive and uncontrolled bleeding.  “It is especially dangerous right now, because there is a product on the market...
How to protect personal data using one simple step
 Apple released an update today that blocks some password-cracking software, but new research shows more than half of users don’t have a password on their devices to begin with. From a grandma taking pictures of her grandson to a teen keeping up with friends, smartphones are everywhere. But more than half of smartphone users are not...

Posted: 11 days ago

Apple released an update today that blocks some password-cracking software, but new research shows more than half of users don’t have a password on their devices to begin with. From a grandma taking pictures of her grandson to a teen keeping up with friends, smartphones are everywhere. But more than half of smartphone users are not...
Recalls: Helmets, ATVs and more
 Helmets and ATVs are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets used in school physical education programs are being recalled because they do not meet federal safety standards and could cause a head injury.  The Rollerblade-branded helmets by Helmets R Us...

Posted: 14 days ago

Helmets and ATVs are among the latest potentially dangerous products under recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets used in school physical education programs are being recalled because they do not meet federal safety standards and could cause a head injury.  The Rollerblade-branded helmets by Helmets R Us...
Online games may put your personal information at risk
 Scammers are targeting kids and adults playing a popular online video game. Even if you haven't heard of the video game hit — Fortnite — it's likely your kids and grandchildren are playing it, and scammers are trying to get their money and personal information.  Fortnite Battle Royale, a free game on consoles and iPhones...

Posted: 15 days ago

Scammers are targeting kids and adults playing a popular online video game. Even if you haven't heard of the video game hit — Fortnite — it's likely your kids and grandchildren are playing it, and scammers are trying to get their money and personal information.  Fortnite Battle Royale, a free game on consoles and iPhones...
Feeling the heat? How medications can affect you during high temperatures
 The medications you take may make you more vulnerable to heat-related health problems. Frank Weyler of Centerville takes several prescription drugs and said he is careful to limit his time outdoors.  “You have to know what you are taking and then do whatever it takes to not let them affect you too much,” said Weyler. ...

Posted: 16 days ago

The medications you take may make you more vulnerable to heat-related health problems. Frank Weyler of Centerville takes several prescription drugs and said he is careful to limit his time outdoors.  “You have to know what you are taking and then do whatever it takes to not let them affect you too much,” said Weyler. ...