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

  Cuyahoga Falls resident shoots and kills Akron man he claims was an armed intruder

  Harry Boomer: My personal journey to the decision to get vaccinated against COVID-19

  Willoughby Hills carjacking leaves the victim with gunshot wound in his leg

  Cleveland woman dies in violent Bedford car crash

  Family of 18-year-old killed by officer speaks along with East Cleveland Council after police-involved shooting

  Was race a factor in how authorities handled Wednesday’s breach at the U.S. Capitol?

  Nurses protest over hazard pay as they take care of COVID 19 patients at Beachwood nursing home

  3-year-old shot multiple times when gunfire erupts in Cleveland apartment

  83-year-old grandmother, victim of senseless drive-by, just one of 19 homicide victims in 13 days in Cleveland

  Cleveland man’s plight over leaking roof aided by $10,000 donation from 19 News viewer

  Downtown Cleveland businesses board up for fear of repeat of destructive protests in wake of 2020 presidential election

  Badly needed roof repairs cause major financial headaches for disabled Cleveland man

  Speeders along a popular stretch on Cleveland’s East Side make the lives of some residents dangerously difficult

  Community members mark 11 years since discovery of 11 women murdered by Cleveland serial killer

  Misguided robocall to Greater Cleveland’s Black community discourages 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