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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, and the K99 Breakfast Club.
  • 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

Scammers using Facebook to steal money

A Dayton woman said an imposter on Facebook used the grief over her mother’s death to steal $3,000 of her savings in a grant scam. Through Facebook Messenger, texts, and emails, Roberta Morrison said the scammers convinced her she could receive $150,000 dollars in federal grant money. It started with ...

Credit card scam hitting local businesses

A new warning for local businesses, a potential slamming scam is making the rounds in the Miami Valley. At least six businesses in the last two days have reported receiving phone calls from a credit card processing merchant who is claiming that their account has either been sold or needs ...

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Airline complaints hard to find and not complete, say experts

Airlines are required to post the Department of Transportation’s complaint information on their websites, but aviation watchdogs and lawmakers are calling out the industry for making the information too hard to find.“It’s extremely difficult, some would say impossible,” said California congresswoman Janice Hahn in an interview with CBS.Hahn said her ...

Disaster kits: basic and beyond

Every household should be prepared in case of an emergency, from severe weather to a fire, and a disaster kit is a key part of that preparedness, according to the experts. Disaster kits can vary from the very basic to more complex. According to the executive director of the Dayton ...

Stores go high tech to notify of recalls

You may find it hard to keep up with all the recent recalls, but some grocery stores are working to keep you informed to keep you and your family safe.Some supermarkets are using customer data and technology to notify shoppers of potentially dangerous products under recall.Kroger prints notifications on the ...

A lot of ‘green’ spent local and national St. Patrick’s Day events

A national survey shows Americans will spend slightly less this year on Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, but restaurants in the Miami Valley are expecting even more business this year. More than 125 million people in the U.S. will celebrate the Irish holiday, with spending projected to be down to $35.37 ...

Wes Campbell, P&A Taxes, Centerville

Saving your tax refund may not be the best plan

A record number of people say they will save their tax refund this year, but experts say there is another option that could save you more money in the long run.“I’ve always saved some,” said Jean Ryan of Dayton,”I’m able to maybe give some away and maybe splurge a little ...

Lead test kits for water have drawbacks

Water tainted with lead leached from pipes in Sebring, Ohio and Flint, Michigan has many people in the Miami Valley worried about their own water. “That’s honestly a little shocking and a little scary,” said Dakota Estepp of Dayton, who is considering testing his own water for lead. Brass fittings ...

IRS phone scams heat up, scammers hard to track down

IRS phone scams are heating up as tax season continues. We’ve been following this scam for you — where people call you on the phone and claim you owe money to the IRS immediately or you will be arrested. So far this year there have been over 1400 complaints to ...

Selfies to prevent fraud

Selfies soon will be used for much more than generating likes. This summer, Mastercard is planning to launch an app in the U.S. in which you will be able to use a smartphone photo of your face or a fingerprint scan to verify online purchases, instead of a password. The ...

 
 

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