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

  Mother and day care owner level accusations after 2-month-old girl pronounced dead at UH

  Canton Police: Man on meth bursts into Canton home and drags girl into basement before surrendering to officers

  Clinton, Ohio is under water after heavy rains hit the tiny town caught between Tuscarwarus River and Ohio Erie Canal

  Wrong bus stop leads to confusion, frustration after 9 year old arrives home in tears

  3 victims in the hospital and 3 gunmen on the run after shooting on Cleveland’s East Side

  Cleveland forced to shell out $225K after police arrested RNC protesters for lighting American flag on fire

  Hundreds of frantic Eastlake residents call 911 after experiencing magnitude 4.0 earthquake (audio)

  Suspected wrong-way driver makes first court appearance for fatal accident in Willoughby Hills

  Here’s an inside look at the ongoing Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse renovations

  Bizarre slow-speed chase leads to dramatic arrest in Solon

  How grieving Ohio families can cope with losing loved ones to opioid addiction

  Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District continues to work with family of bullied girl, after story broke of lack of response

  Freed after 27 years for a crime he says he didn’t do, Charles Jackson still fighting for ultimate freedom

  Family speaks out after ongoing bullying at Cleveland Heights High School

  Joseph McAlpin sentenced to death for murdering couple during robbery at Cleveland car dealership

  Cleveland schools superintendent delivers district’s case on major shakeup, closures

  Avon Lake hit skip suspect captured, car found and victim hospitalized

  Twin brothers share honor as co-valedictorians at Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia

  Cleveland teacher accused of calling student the N-word during class was reassigned

  Cleveland Asian Festival returns this weekend for 10th year

  ‘It’s a 2,000-pound missile’: Fairview Park police stress safe driving after string of crashes involving officers and ODOT crews

  President Trump tweets GM to sell Lordstown plant to electric truck manufacturer; Ohio Gov. DeWine said don’t celebrate yet

  Stow officer injured after suspected drunken driver slams into cruiser in construction zone (video)

  A million drivers in Ohio are under suspension, many don’t know they may be able to get their license back

  Highway Patrol: Possibly homicidal, suicidal patient surrendered after escaping ambulance, stealing truck in Richland County

  Cleveland teen turns down a million dollar ride to one college but accepts a full scholarship to Harvard

  Dump trucks in Ohio not required to have alert system that could have prevented crash at Cleveland bridge

  Survivors of Violence in Ohio left to mourn and grieve long after the attention dies down

  Finally, new info on the computer problems that have been plaguing Hopkins International Airport for a week

  Murder on the eastside and murder on the westside, same day, killing young and old