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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

Pokemon Go is getting kids and parents outside and moving, but psychologists say there are downsides.

How much is too much Pokemon GO?

Time limits on smartphone and tablets for kids can be hard for parents to enforce in the summer, especially with the the exploding popularity of the smartphone app Pokemon GO.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends kids have two hours of screen time a day, which includes television, computers, smartphones and ...

Top 10 consumer complaints in 2015

Complaints about automobiles were No. 1 on the top 10 consumer complaint list for the second year in a row, according to the Consumer Federation of America.The gripes ranged from misleading ads and sales to faulty repairs.The full top 10 list of consumer complaints in 2015, according to the CFA ...

Bounce house of horrors

Bounce houses bring smiles in the summer months, but they can cause death, injuries, and they pose a hidden health danger to your children. Every 46 minutes a child is injured in a bounce house, according to a study in the Journal Pediatrics. Bounce houses have been swept away by ...

Avoid the food danger zone at Fourth of July cookouts

Poor food preparations during July Fourth weekend picnics and potlucks can turn a celebration into a stomach ache or worse. “You are really worried about how long the food has been left un-refrigerated, whether that person has washed their hands well as they’ve been preparing that food,” said Marga Huban ...

Poor credit scores increase auto insurance costs, study shows

A new study shows some insurance premiums in Ohio can vary widely, based on your credit score. According to a WalletHub’s 2016 Car Insurance and Credit Scores Report, premiums in Ohio can fluctuate by 56 percent based on credit scores, with other states seeING fluctuations as high 122 percent. People ...

Best deals in June: tools, camping equipment and lingerie

Whether you are shopping for Father’s Day or for yourself, there are plenty of deals to be found during the month of June. Major tool brands, including Craftsman and Black and Decker, will be offering 50 percent off specials this month, plus there will be deep discounts on menswear, and ...

Good time to refinance mortgage, experts say

If you are hoping for a lower monthly mortgage payment, shorter terms, or a fixed rate, experts say now is a good time to get moving to refinance. Lee Charters of Huber Heights said she refinanced her condo in February to pay it off more quickly. “I went from a ...

Couple pays off $200K in debt in five years

Drew and Farrah Keller of Franklin are debt free as of April of this year. The couple said they were tired of living paycheck to paycheck so they took Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace course and paid off $200,000 in debt in five years. “We stopped the sinking ship, stopped accruing ...

More adults want a perfect smile and they are willing to pay for it, but braces for grown-ups can be more expensive and more time consuming than some may realize.

More adults turning to braces to straighten teeth

More adults want a perfect smile and they are willing to pay for it, but braces for grown-ups can be more expensive and more time consuming than some may realize.“After my daughter got her braces and my step daughter got her braces I just decided to join the group,” said ...

Visitors can use tech to get deals at Kings Island

When you head to Kings Island, the screams you hear should be coming from the riders, not from the shock of draining your wallet. One of the best tools to help you get great deals at the Warren County amusement park is your smart phone. “The best way to save ...

 
 

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