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

Dayton looks to win with 2024 total eclipses
 All eyes now turn toward 2024 when Dayton will be in the eclipse path of totality and the city is hoping to learn from today’s eclipse to capitalize on the future skies. Cities across the U.S in the path of totality today including Madris, Oregon, and Columbia, S. C., prepared for an influx of people in the days leading up to today&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

All eyes now turn toward 2024 when Dayton will be in the eclipse path of totality and the city is hoping to learn from today’s eclipse to capitalize on the future skies. Cities across the U.S in the path of totality today including Madris, Oregon, and Columbia, S. C., prepared for an influx of people in the days leading up to today&rsquo...
Spare tires scarce in new vehicles
 Do you have a spare tire? Are you absolutely sure? More than a third of new vehicles do not come equipped with a spare tire, according to AAA, and it’s something drivers find out when it’s too late. “The were surprised. I get on the scene and they realize there’s no spare in the vehicle, and I have to end up calling...

Posted: 3 days ago

Do you have a spare tire? Are you absolutely sure? More than a third of new vehicles do not come equipped with a spare tire, according to AAA, and it’s something drivers find out when it’s too late. “The were surprised. I get on the scene and they realize there’s no spare in the vehicle, and I have to end up calling...
Eclipse glasses all gone ? Here are some options
 Eclipse viewing glasses are in short supply, but there are other ways to look at the eclipse indirectly. A pinhole projector is easy to make, but trees can also be a creative way to look at the eclipse today. If clouds cooperate enough, you will want to look at the shadows of trees today, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini...

Posted: 5 days ago

Eclipse viewing glasses are in short supply, but there are other ways to look at the eclipse indirectly. A pinhole projector is easy to make, but trees can also be a creative way to look at the eclipse today. If clouds cooperate enough, you will want to look at the shadows of trees today, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini...
New tech to track kid’s smartphone use
 You may wonder what your child is doing on their phone -who are they texting, what types of videos are they watching, and are they doing things you don’t want them to do? Parents now have some new options to keep an eye on their child’s smartphone screen time. Net Nanny allows you to block entire websites and tells you want your...

Posted: 6 days ago

You may wonder what your child is doing on their phone -who are they texting, what types of videos are they watching, and are they doing things you don’t want them to do? Parents now have some new options to keep an eye on their child’s smartphone screen time. Net Nanny allows you to block entire websites and tells you want your...
Cost of freon gives “sticker shock” for HVAC users
 If it’s been 10 or 20 years since you’ve repaired or replaced your HVAC system, experts tell us you could be in for an expensive surprise. The sticker shock is definitely real,” said Cecily Bursey of Clayton, “it’s too expensive and more than you can bear at one time.” Repairs are costly because the price...

12:42 AM Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017

If it’s been 10 or 20 years since you’ve repaired or replaced your HVAC system, experts tell us you could be in for an expensive surprise. The sticker shock is definitely real,” said Cecily Bursey of Clayton, “it’s too expensive and more than you can bear at one time.” Repairs are costly because the price...
Area dermatologist sounds warning about Coca-Cola tanning trend
 Most of us slather on sunscreen before we head outdoors, but those who are after a bronzed glow are going to sticky extremes. Social media has been abuzz over people using Coca-Cola for self-tanning or as a tan accelerant, but a local dermatologist says it’s something you should avoid. “I’m not sure it’s really prevalent...

8:25 PM Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017

Most of us slather on sunscreen before we head outdoors, but those who are after a bronzed glow are going to sticky extremes. Social media has been abuzz over people using Coca-Cola for self-tanning or as a tan accelerant, but a local dermatologist says it’s something you should avoid. “I’m not sure it’s really prevalent...
Tips offer help for Amazon Prime Day, garage sale shopping
 Some people love it - and some people hate it - but Amazon Prime Day arrives once again Tuesday. (The deals for Amazon Prime members officially kick off at 9 p.m. today.) Expect lower prices on health and beauty items, Amazon products, books, movies, music, office products, and home goods, according to FatWallet.com. RELATED: Deals are hot...

6:17 PM Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

Some people love it - and some people hate it - but Amazon Prime Day arrives once again Tuesday. (The deals for Amazon Prime members officially kick off at 9 p.m. today.) Expect lower prices on health and beauty items, Amazon products, books, movies, music, office products, and home goods, according to FatWallet.com. RELATED: Deals are hot...
‘Painful’ skincare trend comes with risks
 A popular skincare trend comes with a doctor’s warning. Charcoal peel-off face masks may actually be peeling off layers of your skin and, if used too much, could cause permanent damage, according to a dermatologist. They say “pretty hurts,” and in the case of these charcoal masks, testers agree. “This is really painful...

6:04 PM Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

A popular skincare trend comes with a doctor’s warning. Charcoal peel-off face masks may actually be peeling off layers of your skin and, if used too much, could cause permanent damage, according to a dermatologist. They say “pretty hurts,” and in the case of these charcoal masks, testers agree. “This is really painful...
Local couple warns consumers of rental scam
 Will and April Thierry of Clayton, found what they thought was a great deal on Craigslist. The ad you could rent a home for $500 a month in the 1300 block of Pritz Avenue in Dayton. "It was kind of like God is looking down on me. Maybe this is my chance," said April Thierry. Will began texting the person who placed the ad. "...

8:21 PM Thursday, Jul. 06, 2017

Will and April Thierry of Clayton, found what they thought was a great deal on Craigslist. The ad you could rent a home for $500 a month in the 1300 block of Pritz Avenue in Dayton. "It was kind of like God is looking down on me. Maybe this is my chance," said April Thierry. Will began texting the person who placed the ad. "...
Deals are hot for consumers in July
 Fourth of July deals are heating up- and you can shop many of them right now. Swimwear, beachwear, air conditioners, furniture, and outdoor sporting gear are on FatWallet.com’s buy list for July. House paint and Steam games are also on sale this month, according to DealNews.com. Plus, don’t forget Amazon Prime Day. It’s...

6:40 PM Sunday, Jul. 02, 2017

Fourth of July deals are heating up- and you can shop many of them right now. Swimwear, beachwear, air conditioners, furniture, and outdoor sporting gear are on FatWallet.com’s buy list for July. House paint and Steam games are also on sale this month, according to DealNews.com. Plus, don’t forget Amazon Prime Day. It’s...
Shopping around helps save money on prescription drugs
 We’ve all heard that asking for the generic brand will get you up to 90 percent off on your medications, but there are other tactics you can use to save big. Karen Smith of Dayton said she spends a couple hundred dollars a month on prescription meds. To save money, she drove from pharmacy to pharmacy, asked about prices and found huge...

4:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017

We’ve all heard that asking for the generic brand will get you up to 90 percent off on your medications, but there are other tactics you can use to save big. Karen Smith of Dayton said she spends a couple hundred dollars a month on prescription meds. To save money, she drove from pharmacy to pharmacy, asked about prices and found huge...