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.

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CoverGirl
Covergirl products are displayed at Fashion And Beauty @BETX presented by Progressive, Covergirl, Strength of Nature, Korbel and Macy's during the 2016 BET Experience on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/BET/Getty Images for BET )

Posted: 6 days ago

Covergirl products are displayed at Fashion And Beauty @BETX presented by Progressive, Covergirl, Strength of Nature, Korbel and Macy's during the 2016 BET Experience on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/BET/Getty Images for BET )
Photos: Hugh Hefner through the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16:  Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy Bunnies, Playmate of the Year 2013 Raquel Pomplun (2nd L) and Miss December 2009 Crystal Hefner (2nd R) at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Playboy)

Posted: 19 days ago

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy Bunnies, Playmate of the Year 2013 Raquel Pomplun (2nd L) and Miss December 2009 Crystal Hefner (2nd R) at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Playboy)
Earthquake insurance: Something you may want to consider
 The devastating earthquake in Mexico City may have you thinking about the earthquake risk in the Miami Valley and whether or not your home and belongings are covered by insurance. In general, most standard homeowners insurance policies do not include earthquake coverage, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.  The cost of coverage...

Posted: 27 days ago

The devastating earthquake in Mexico City may have you thinking about the earthquake risk in the Miami Valley and whether or not your home and belongings are covered by insurance. In general, most standard homeowners insurance policies do not include earthquake coverage, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.  The cost of coverage...
Photos: Meghan Markle through the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20:  Actress/model Meghan Markle attends the pARTy! - celebrating 25 years of P.S. ARTS on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for P.S. ARTS)

Posted: 29 days ago

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Actress/model Meghan Markle attends the pARTy! - celebrating 25 years of P.S. ARTS on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for P.S. ARTS)
Expect growth of on-demand, task matching apps to continue
 UPDATE @ 6:01 p.m.:  Apps are being used to get jobs done, from hailing a ride to getting groceries delivered, and now dogs are taking advantage of these on-demand services, too.  "I love it. I use Uber and Lyft and AirBnB. Everyone is using these apps now. It makes it really easy and convenient," said Josiah Clark of...

4:47 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

UPDATE @ 6:01 p.m.:  Apps are being used to get jobs done, from hailing a ride to getting groceries delivered, and now dogs are taking advantage of these on-demand services, too.  "I love it. I use Uber and Lyft and AirBnB. Everyone is using these apps now. It makes it really easy and convenient," said Josiah Clark of...
Equifax breach: What you should do
 The Equifax data breach was revealed last Thursday- but many people who may be affected remain confused about what to do to protect themselves. The cyberattack compromised the birth dates, social security numbers, addresses of 143 million people.  To find out if your information was compromised in the Equifax breach, go to www.equifaxsecurity2017...

2:46 PM Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

The Equifax data breach was revealed last Thursday- but many people who may be affected remain confused about what to do to protect themselves. The cyberattack compromised the birth dates, social security numbers, addresses of 143 million people.  To find out if your information was compromised in the Equifax breach, go to www.equifaxsecurity2017...
Traveling after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Here are some key tips
 Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have brought billions of dollars in damage to the American South and Caribbean, but the storm season isn’t over yet. “We need to keep our eye on the National Hurricane Center because the season isn’t over yet and the fact that we had two category fours in one season hit the mainland is historic...

4:46 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have brought billions of dollars in damage to the American South and Caribbean, but the storm season isn’t over yet. “We need to keep our eye on the National Hurricane Center because the season isn’t over yet and the fact that we had two category fours in one season hit the mainland is historic...
Car buyers beware of potentially flood-damaged vehicles
 The hurricanes in the south will create a major problem that will make it’s way to the Miami Valley- and it’s something car buyers need to steer clear of. Nearly half of automobiles damaged in flooding are refurbished and resold, according to the F.T.C, and many of these cars and trucks carry hidden mechanical and electronic issues...

12:52 AM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

The hurricanes in the south will create a major problem that will make it’s way to the Miami Valley- and it’s something car buyers need to steer clear of. Nearly half of automobiles damaged in flooding are refurbished and resold, according to the F.T.C, and many of these cars and trucks carry hidden mechanical and electronic issues...
Economic impact of Harvey, Irma likely to continue
 The economic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are expected to continue hit home. The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. Oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it was the biggest price hike recorded by the Lundberg Survey since 2011. Gas distribution will...

2:55 PM Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

The economic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are expected to continue hit home. The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. Oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it was the biggest price hike recorded by the Lundberg Survey since 2011. Gas distribution will...
Clark County Girl Scouts collecting, donating eclipse glasses
 Don’t throw away those eclipse glasses — the show here is over but you can put them to good use by helping others. WATCH: Springfield students watch solar eclipse The Shawnee OakWind Girl Scout Service Unit, which represents Springfield and Clark County, will collect and recycle the solar eclipse glasses and wants to put them...

10:00 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Don’t throw away those eclipse glasses — the show here is over but you can put them to good use by helping others. WATCH: Springfield students watch solar eclipse The Shawnee OakWind Girl Scout Service Unit, which represents Springfield and Clark County, will collect and recycle the solar eclipse glasses and wants to put them...