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: Hair dryers, blending containers and more
 Dangerous hair dryers and blender cups are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Xtava is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers after 18 people reported burns — one case was severe — and two people reported a mild electrical shock. There are 193 reports...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Dangerous hair dryers and blender cups are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Xtava is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers after 18 people reported burns — one case was severe — and two people reported a mild electrical shock. There are 193 reports...
Need to turn off location services on your smartphone? Here’s how
 You may have heard that Google is tracking you, even if you have turned off location services on your smartphone. However, if you want to keep Google from keeping an eye on where you are there are steps you can follow. First, go to Google.com and sign in with your email address and password. According to cnet.com, if you have an iPhone, click...

Posted: 2 days ago

You may have heard that Google is tracking you, even if you have turned off location services on your smartphone. However, if you want to keep Google from keeping an eye on where you are there are steps you can follow. First, go to Google.com and sign in with your email address and password. According to cnet.com, if you have an iPhone, click...
Backyard fire pits: How to protect yourself and your property
 As fall approaches, fire pits are springing up in backyard across the Miami Valley. But they come with risks. The outdoor wood-burning bowls may cause injuries or damage to your home if not used properly. According to safety experts, there are specific things you can do to stay safe — and keep children safe. There were 19 burns treated...

Posted: 2 days ago

As fall approaches, fire pits are springing up in backyard across the Miami Valley. But they come with risks. The outdoor wood-burning bowls may cause injuries or damage to your home if not used properly. According to safety experts, there are specific things you can do to stay safe — and keep children safe. There were 19 burns treated...
Sweepstakes scam letter sent to Miami Valley man
 A Miami Valley man wants to warn others about what he says is a sweepstakes scam letter.  “If you are out there and you are doing this and you are trying to scam people out of money, shame on you,” said Tom Eastridge, a Dayton resident. The scam letter was sent to his father’s mailbox and appears to be from Publishers...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Miami Valley man wants to warn others about what he says is a sweepstakes scam letter.  “If you are out there and you are doing this and you are trying to scam people out of money, shame on you,” said Tom Eastridge, a Dayton resident. The scam letter was sent to his father’s mailbox and appears to be from Publishers...
Thrift stores an affordable option for back-to-school shopping
 The tax-free weekend has passed us by in Ohio, but deep discounts for back to school can be found at local thrift stores. There are 30 Goodwill Stores and countless other thrift shops in the Miami Valley where you can get your children ready for class without emptying your wallet.  Leana Davidson of New Carlisle is a mother of five so...

Posted: 4 days ago

The tax-free weekend has passed us by in Ohio, but deep discounts for back to school can be found at local thrift stores. There are 30 Goodwill Stores and countless other thrift shops in the Miami Valley where you can get your children ready for class without emptying your wallet.  Leana Davidson of New Carlisle is a mother of five so...
Recall roundup: Power supplies and fireworks
 Potential fire and explosion hazards are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  A recall involving printer power supplies has expanded and now includes over a million units.  There are 30 reports of fires and overheating in multiple models of Zebra thermal industrial printer power supplies...

Posted: 14 days ago

Potential fire and explosion hazards are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  A recall involving printer power supplies has expanded and now includes over a million units.  There are 30 reports of fires and overheating in multiple models of Zebra thermal industrial printer power supplies...
Miami Valley businesses, organizations collecting school supplies for students in need
 Many area families struggle to pay for school supplies, and Miami Valley organizations and businesses are stepping in to help with donation drives. Stuff the Bus. That’s the theme of many school supply donation drives in the Dayton area this year. Elizabeth Terry of Beavercreek knows how expensive school supplies can be.  She&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

Many area families struggle to pay for school supplies, and Miami Valley organizations and businesses are stepping in to help with donation drives. Stuff the Bus. That’s the theme of many school supply donation drives in the Dayton area this year. Elizabeth Terry of Beavercreek knows how expensive school supplies can be.  She&rsquo...
As textbook prices soar, students look for more ways to save
 Textbook prices continue to soar, but there are ways for students to save.  The average college student spends $1,200 a year on textbooks, according to the College Board.  News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray is examining how local universities are helping students cut costs and how technology can help students save money...

Posted: 17 days ago

Textbook prices continue to soar, but there are ways for students to save.  The average college student spends $1,200 a year on textbooks, according to the College Board.  News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray is examining how local universities are helping students cut costs and how technology can help students save money...
Popular dog food ingredients could be linked to enlarged heart in canines 
 There is a potential link between a canine heart condition and certain ingredients in dog food. Diets high in potatoes and legumes may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, a disease that results in an enlarged heart, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “That’s a huge concern. It’s just tragic because our...

Posted: 25 days ago

There is a potential link between a canine heart condition and certain ingredients in dog food. Diets high in potatoes and legumes may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, a disease that results in an enlarged heart, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “That’s a huge concern. It’s just tragic because our...
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: 28 days 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. ...