Consumer Watchdog, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., Kent State University
Teresa directs the Consumer Watchdog office, which looks out for consumers’ health, safety and financial security. Prior to her current role, she worked as a journalist and columnist covering consumer issues and personal finance for two decades for Ohio’s largest daily newspaper. She is the recipient of dozens of state and national journalism awards, including Best Columnist in Ohio, Best Business Writer in Ohio, and National Headliner Award for coverage of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Among the accomplishments she’s most proud of is receiving a journalism public service award for exposing improper billing practices by Verizon that affected at least 15 million customers nationwide. Her work caused Verizon to reach an $80 million settlement with the FCC, the largest ever imposed at that time. Teresa and her husband live in Greater Cleveland and have two sons and a dog. She enjoys biking, house projects and music, and serves on her church missions team and stewardship board.

Posts by Teresa Murray
Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

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Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

We contacted 50 of the largest grocery and convenience store chains to learn how they get the word out to customers about food recalls. Some take several steps. Some do very little.

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