Harry Boomer

Harry Boomer


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

  Misguided robocall to Greater Cleveland’s Black community to discourage them from voting by mail

  Visitor from Tennessee gets carjacked in Cleveland as his wife undergoes medical treatment at the Cleveland Clinic

  Death of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron closed, for now

  Investigators: No evidence indicating others involved in 2016 death of Lafayette Township trustee, scene appeared staged

  Another East Cleveland rapid-fire paintball shooting victim comes forward as suspects are still on the loose

  Several people in East Cleveland randomly attacked by suspects shooting them with a rapid-fire paintball gun

  A parking space dispute may have lead to an apartment building being shot up with more than 40 bullet holes

  Would-be killers spray house full of Cleveland children with bullets, injuring 2, including a 5-month old

  Elderly nurse, who has cared for others for decades, finds it hard to make ends meet now due to COVID-19

  Mayfield Middle School: 96 students, 11 staff members quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19

  Dozens of cars vandalized, had their windows broken, on Cleveland’s west side

  Cleveland Clinic and CWRU prepare for the first of the 2020 presidential debates

Mayor Frank Jackson reorganizing the Cleveland Public Health Department amid an investigation

  Akron bar’s liquor license revoked after refusing to follow COVID-19 last call restrictions

  Grand jury indicts family member for murder of Ohio prison doctor at Lakewood home

  Manganese in water from Cleveland’s Nottingham Treatment Plant causing drinking water to become discolored

  Postal workers’ union upset at a move to slow down delivery at critical time before 2020 Presidential Election

  Family member charged with murder of Ohio prison doctor at Lakewood home

  Several attacks at West Side gas station leave Cleveland police looking for suspects (video)

  Cleveland Police: Man killed after being punched in the head

  Coroner identifies woman who was killed during Cleveland road rage altercation

  The Next 400: Why some Americans distrust the census

  White House plans to send federal officers to Cleveland to combat crime, but city claims it hasn’t been told about it

  Protestors picket outside Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services after 3 boys removed from home

  Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized on Cleveland’s East Side

  East Cleveland Police say they returned fire after being fired upon, suspect in critical condition

  Ashtabula mail carrier pleads guilty to selling cocaine while on the job

  Despite COVID-19, Cleveland Public Library making new and improved services available starting next week

  Two drivers shot at in separate incidents on Cleveland’s West Side

  Stow-Munroe Falls school board member under fire for laughing during reading of letters about a Black student’s suicide