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

  Cleveland area hospitals say they’re ready to tackle the corona virus

  One local Cleveland non-profit using its 3-D printers to produce face shields in the fight against the corona virus

  North Ridgeville Fire Department is retrofitting ambulances to clear the air

  Shaker Heights Fire Department moves crew to 90-year-old fire station

  Cuyahoga County donation center receives outpouring of support

  Tri-C donates N-95 masks and other personal protection equipment to help battle COVID-19

  Akron church holds Sunday service in very traditional way, up close and personal, even with the spread of coronavirus across the state

  Oakwood Village pastor preaches to hundreds of people during drive-thru church service

  Run on ammo and guns across Ohio depleting inventories

  Former NAACP president and judge sides with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on voting postponement

  Inmates at county jail getting their cases heard in wake of threat from COVID-19

  NAACP demanding corrective action by the Cleveland Police Department in the 2014 handling of Tamir Rice’s sister.

  Driver ejected during crash lands in pond and breaks both legs at East Cleveland school

  Mother fighting to reduce her family’s sewer bills takes city of Lorain to court

  Man visiting next door saves two young children from house fire

Cleveland entrepreneur creates app to highlight black businesses around the country

  Bennett siblings displaced from moldy, smelly apartment are doing better thanks to sister’s employer

  Siblings still searching for new home after being displaced again by Cleveland management company

  Teens injured by reckless hit-and-run driver in Warrensville Heights

Pregnant with Possibilities: Working with teen moms and dads, helping them through rough times and turning their challenges into opportunities

  Cleveland’s Historic Glenville community gets new business incubator and residential complex

  Coyote spotted near Bay Village, residents urged to be aware

Cleveland Cavs fans react to death of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

Stark County man arrested for shooting his dog in the face

  Stark County man rescues dog shot in the face

  Group home worker stabbed to death by resident, Stark County Coroner says

  Wheels of justice turning slowly for mother charged in cold case death of ‘Geauga’s Child’ nearly 27 years ago

Court hearing for mother accused of killing ‘Geauga’s Child’ held behind closed doors

  15-year-old sentenced for fatal shooting of 11-year-old Cleveland boy during birthday party

Geauga’s Child murder case: Attorneys convene in judge’s chambers for status call