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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

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 ...

Some mosquito repellents work better than others

The best and worst products to prevent mosquito bites

The fear over mosquitoes that could be carrying Zika or West Nile virus is leading to huge sales of bug repellents, but some work better than others.There was an over 300 percent increase in repellent sales in April compared to April of last year, according to research firm 1010data.Expectant Dayton ...

Coping with college loan debt

Skyrocketing college loan debt, post-graduation job struggles, and a lack of knowledge about how to deal with finances are a perfect storm of trouble for recent grads, but experts say there are ways students can cope. Sixty-nine percent of college graduates will have student loan debt, 84 percent will not ...

Memorial Day sales: what to buy and avoid

Some of the best deals and sales of the year are here— or will start very soon— on everything from clothing to mattresses. “Memorial Day is a big weekend for apparel, that’s probably the number one category,” said Benjamin Glaser with the comparison shopping website DealNews.com. Shoppers can expect 30 ...

Homeowner: Fix it, or risk the consequences

Homeowners are not keeping up with home maintenance like they should, and are risking paying thousands of dollars in costly repairs, according to a new survey. “A small $150 inspection can lead to a smaller $500 repair and prevent having to address something that’s between the $3,000 and $4,000 range,” ...

 
 

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