Harry Boomer

Harry Boomer

Reporter

Cleveland, Ohio

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

  Notorious serial killer gets 40 years in prison, that’s just for his Ohio murders

  3-month-old boy returned to mother after being snatched by violent father, Cleveland Police report

  Maltz Museum amplifies anti-hate message to fight propaganda pushed by white supremacists

  Citizens urged to serve on Cleveland Community Police Commission to help hold department accountable

  Waiting in the dark for a scheduled ride is not sitting well with a blind woman using the RTA in Cuyahoga County

  Controversy heating up over sale of Confederate flag at Lorain County Fair

  Residents of Parma Heights apartment building fear they lost their home forever from deadly fire 3 weeks ago

  ODOT construction zone turns deadly for couple riding motorcycle, who apparently ignored barrels and signs

  ‘We don’t want to turn our backs on people coming into this country’: Rep. Marcia Fudge holds town hall in Highland Hills

  Middleburg Heights church offers up donations to families displaced by Parma Heights apartment blaze

  Barberton Bar owner sentenced for brutal beating of patron

  Amherst Police boost patrols on State Route 2 after several devastating crashes

  Three fires in three weeks in Cleveland, all near each other, has residents wondering

  Anti-Semitic flyer left at Greater Cleveland Jewish Museum denies Holocaust

  ‘There’s nothing we can do’: Devastating fire displaces residents in Strongsville’s Cherry Tree development

  Drones will likely start delivering organs for transplant in Northeast Ohio sooner rather than later

  1897 coal mine collapses in Wadsworth leading to modern day problems for condo owners

  Beanie Wells’ brother gunned down in Akron driveway; former OSU star and friends offer nearly $30,000 reward for suspect’s capture (1 on 1 interview)

  100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland reaching out to mentor Northeast Ohio’s youth

  Defense lawyer of convicted killer seeks exoneration for Mentor-on-the-Lake rape and murder

  Anti-human trafficking operations lead to 49 arrests in Northeast Ohio during MLB All-Star Week

  Board recommends drug test strip that detects fentanyl following spike in Ohio overdose deaths

  Multiple shootings in Cleveland over extended Fourth of July weekend, one of them fatal

What’s the story behind the iconic statues outside Progressive Field?

  MLB All-Star Week: Cleveland’s storied baseball legacy continues with ceremonial first pitch at Play Ball Park

  Elyria Police and community working toward calm and justice 2 days after officer-involved shooting

  Elyria mayor wants ‘fair and impartial’ investigation into gas station shooting

  Cleveland officials securing downtown for safe and fun MLB All-Star experience

  Longtime Cleveland radio personality, Jimmy Malone, provides scholarships to deserving students

  Most of Cleveland’s EMS units are in poor operating condition, union vice president claims