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

Study finds heavy metals in popular baby food brands
 A recent Consumer Reports study revealed the presence of heavy metals in popular baby foods. Dan Snyder would do anything for his son Austin. So when he found out his son’s baby food was listed on Consumer Reports’ heavy metals list, he was concerned. “We were shocked to see how many baby foods out there that are on the...

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A recent Consumer Reports study revealed the presence of heavy metals in popular baby foods. Dan Snyder would do anything for his son Austin. So when he found out his son’s baby food was listed on Consumer Reports’ heavy metals list, he was concerned. “We were shocked to see how many baby foods out there that are on the...
AAA study: Dingy, old headlights a safety risk
 Cloudy and yellowed headlights are significantly harming visibility and creating dangerous driving conditions, according to new research. AAA released a study Tuesday showing cloudy headlights produce 80 percent less light than new headlights.  “Wow 80 percent. Well, I can believe that,” said motorist Stephen Drain of Beavercreek...

Posted: a day ago

Cloudy and yellowed headlights are significantly harming visibility and creating dangerous driving conditions, according to new research. AAA released a study Tuesday showing cloudy headlights produce 80 percent less light than new headlights.  “Wow 80 percent. Well, I can believe that,” said motorist Stephen Drain of Beavercreek...
Smartphones and tablets: Screen time altering children’s brains, study shows
 If you plan to gift a smartphone or tablet to your child or grandchild this holiday, there’s new research that may change your mind. Screen time is being shown to cause detrimental brain changes in children, which could be hurting their memory, perception, and cognitive ability.  Children who use screens for seven hours or more...

Posted: 3 days ago

If you plan to gift a smartphone or tablet to your child or grandchild this holiday, there’s new research that may change your mind. Screen time is being shown to cause detrimental brain changes in children, which could be hurting their memory, perception, and cognitive ability.  Children who use screens for seven hours or more...
Parents and homeowners: check for these recalled products
 The latest recalled products include high chairs, children’s clothing, and shower-related items, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Skip Hop is recalling over 30,000 Tuo convertible high chairs because the legs can detach and cause your child to fall. There are 17 reports of legs coming off of the high chairs, but...

Posted: 6 days ago

The latest recalled products include high chairs, children’s clothing, and shower-related items, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Skip Hop is recalling over 30,000 Tuo convertible high chairs because the legs can detach and cause your child to fall. There are 17 reports of legs coming off of the high chairs, but...
Online shoppers beware of new phishing schemes
 Cyber security experts are warning of phishing emails which are going to look even more like the real thing this holiday season. The emails will ask you to click a link, which will download malicious software to your computer, or they will ask for your personal information.  Last week, an email purported to be from Amazon was analyzed...

Posted: 10 days ago

Cyber security experts are warning of phishing emails which are going to look even more like the real thing this holiday season. The emails will ask you to click a link, which will download malicious software to your computer, or they will ask for your personal information.  Last week, an email purported to be from Amazon was analyzed...
The dark web: Shedding a light on the internet’s hidden corner
 Chances are you have heard of the term “dark web” and you may be curious and even a little concerned.  The anonymous, virtually untraceable nature of this hidden area of the internet makes it ripe for illegal activity.  The dark web is full of illegal activity and deviant images, but experts say there’s a bright...

Posted: 16 days ago

Chances are you have heard of the term “dark web” and you may be curious and even a little concerned.  The anonymous, virtually untraceable nature of this hidden area of the internet makes it ripe for illegal activity.  The dark web is full of illegal activity and deviant images, but experts say there’s a bright...
Experts: Card payment fraud on the rise; how to protect yourself 
 This holiday season, online and in-store shopping might not be as secure as you think. Experts say the risk of payment card fraud is on the rise, and remains a top concern for retailers despite the upgrade to chips. Using a chip card, or EMV payment system, is supposed to be safer but one expert says this isn’t always the case. &ldquo...

Posted: 22 days ago

This holiday season, online and in-store shopping might not be as secure as you think. Experts say the risk of payment card fraud is on the rise, and remains a top concern for retailers despite the upgrade to chips. Using a chip card, or EMV payment system, is supposed to be safer but one expert says this isn’t always the case. &ldquo...
Recalls: Dangerous baby carriers and poisonous tables 
 Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission...

Posted: 27 days ago

Parents and those cleaning up from this week’s ice storm should check to see if they have this week’s recalled products. Jobs news: Amazon hiring in Butler Co.  Active Series baby carriers by LILLEbaby are being recalled because a clip can detach and cause your child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission...
Vape explosions: ‘I don’t want to blow up’ 
 Josh Bumgarner showed us what is left of his front teeth after an explosion while vaping. Bumgarner said he believes the explosion happened because he put a friend’s vape pen together the wrong way. “The button was on the bottom of it and I went to push the button and when I did, and put it into my mouth and started to inhale...

Posted: 27 days ago

Josh Bumgarner showed us what is left of his front teeth after an explosion while vaping. Bumgarner said he believes the explosion happened because he put a friend’s vape pen together the wrong way. “The button was on the bottom of it and I went to push the button and when I did, and put it into my mouth and started to inhale...
Beware of shady door-to-door energy sales tactics
 It’s the time of year for door-to-door pitches to get you to switch your energy provider, but consumers need to be wary of shady sales tactics. Norm Krebs of Dayton said he was pressured into an energy contract with a new supplier. Instead of saving money, as he was promised — his bill skyrocketed.  He listened to a pitch...

Posted: 28 days ago

It’s the time of year for door-to-door pitches to get you to switch your energy provider, but consumers need to be wary of shady sales tactics. Norm Krebs of Dayton said he was pressured into an energy contract with a new supplier. Instead of saving money, as he was promised — his bill skyrocketed.  He listened to a pitch...
Shady Energy Sales
Norm Krebs of Dayton was pressured by a door-to-door salesman into signing a contract with Statewise Energy. Instead of savings, Krebs said his bill skyrocketed by 45 percent.

Posted: 28 days ago

Norm Krebs of Dayton was pressured by a door-to-door salesman into signing a contract with Statewise Energy. Instead of savings, Krebs said his bill skyrocketed by 45 percent.