Harry Boomer

Harry Boomer attended Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va. and has called Greater Cleveland home since 1990. He is proud to live in the historic Hough neighborhood in Cleveland. He has 30 years of news experience, for a total of nearly four decades in broadcasting. Harry is a 2007 Broadcasters Hall of Fame Inductee. He is currently an Anchor/Reporter and the Executive Producer and Host of WUAB 43 Forum, a public affairs program covering community issues. Boomer is also a member of the Board of Directors of The First Tee Cleveland. His career began in Washington, D.C., where he was an on-air personality, talk show host and served in various management positions, including two stints as a news director. Harry came to Ohio in 1988 to manage and program WBXT-AM in Canton. While covering assignments for WOIO/WUAB on a part-time basis in the early 1990s, Harry was heard regularly on WCPN-90.3 FM/Idea Stream, where he had been assistant news director. He was also a reporter, producer and major contributor to National Public Radio. Among other things, Harry debuted a statewide news magazine program entitled "INFOhio" for the radio station. Harry's familiar voice will still be heard on a freelance basis for public radio specials on WCPN. Boomer is a regular guest on the Feagler and Friends on Idea Stream WVIZ. Harry has served as president of the Cleveland chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (CNABJ), and has been on the board of the Ohio Associated Press. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Connections, Health, Wellness (formerly North East Ohio Health Services). Boomer has also served on the board of The Ohio Center for Broadcasting. He is also a member of the Continuing Education Committee at Cleveland State University. Harry has won awards from the Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Educational Telecommunications, Women In Communications, the Press Club of Cleveland and the National Association of Black Journalists. Harry is active in the community, often serving as master of ceremonies at events throughout northeast Ohio. When he's not working (which isn't often), he enjoys talking politics and visiting friends and family around the country. Boomer is a father. He has two wonderful grandchildren. Harry is truly a Baby Boomer: His last name is Boomer, he's the baby of a family of ten, and he is a member of the Baby Boom generation.

Recent Articles by Harry

  ‘The family tree is broken’: Ted Ginn, Sr. explores issues plaguing black youth, while offering blueprint for success, excellence

Euclid’s Bluestone Apartments employee confronted over busted elevators

Door bell camera catches would-be vandal in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood

Moving dilemma: Elevators at Euclid apartment building out for weeks

Construction zone, but no construction: University Circle drivers irked over lane closures

Parma’s Summit Academy teachers plan strike, citing lack of resources and unsanitary conditions

Soup 4 The Soul fills up coffers to help Greater Cleveland’s underprivileged kids

‘Conversations In Courage: The Meeting,' a fictional reading between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mentor police seeking assistance to identify underwear thieves

400,000 live in food deserts in Cuyahoga County, Dave’s Supermarket aims to change that

Ohio legislator proposes bill named after Aisha Fraser, slain domestic violence victim from Shaker Heights

Cleveland woman vanished 25 years ago, daughter still searching for answers

Cleveland Water investing millions to repair 100-year-old water mains

Woman, 3 children killed in Akron house fire; neighbor describes somber scene

Streetsboro teen who gunned down brother sentenced to 7 years behind bars

Vermilion River ice jam breaks loose, leaving wintry trail behind

‘We’re using an iron fist, but a velvet glove’: Cleveland develops plan to stamp out lead crisis

Lorain detective takes the stand in ‘Sugar Daddy’ murder trial; suspect faces life sentence

Governor Mike DeWine comes to Akron talking business, future of Lordstown

Medical marijuana dispensaries open in Ohio for first time