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

  Fire at Pine Ridge Apartments forces hundreds to find temporary housing

  Bankrupt TicketRoar leaves thousands of school districts wondering where their money is

  Ohio City’s Market After Dark will help the hungry in Cuyahoga County

  17-year-old girl shot and killed, found in front seat of car in Lorain

  Ohio Sen. Sandra Williams wants all public schools to start after 8:30 a.m.

  Matthew Nicholson found guilty of double homicide facing possible death sentence

  Mother of murdered son still searching for answers almost a month after he was gunned down

Fundraiser benefits the completion of the Cleveland African-American Cultural Garden

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson questioned about violence in city during interview with 19 News

  The 911 call from a frantic aunt trying to get help for her dying niece in South Collinwood

  South Collinwood comes together to mourn the loss of slain 6-year-old girl

  Mentor High School increasing security after closing Friday due to rumors of retaliation from student attacking another student

  NAACP sponsoring community discussion on the importance of 1619, the year Africans were brought to North America

  Cleveland police: UPS driver refused to give up money before being shot with shotgun, suspect in custody

  Man and woman will spend decades behind bars after murder of Akron teen

  Alcohol a factor in 4 having to be rescued from Lake Erie breakwall

  Numbers don’t lie, almost one murder a day this month in Cleveland

‘Project 400: Our Lived Experience’ narrates slavery and African-American experience in US

  Cuyahoga County corrections officers still awaiting verdict as jury enters 3rd day of deliberations

  Jury to decide fate of Cuyahoga County Jail guards accused of viciously beating inmate

  Esteemed Hispanic leaders in Cleveland discuss importance of the census and immigration on CW 43 Focus

  Nationwide GM strike enters its second day, Parma businesses feel the hurt

  Major damage to homes and cars after micro-bursts blew through several East Side communities Friday

  Cavaliers legendary broadcaster Fred McLeod’s wake attended by hundreds

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson won’t talk to local media about family problems

  14th annual Fathers Walk involving nearly 200 schools coming soon to Cuyahoga County

  Painesville Police working with state investigators to find suspect who murdered local businessman

  Lawyer for Mayor Jackson’s grandson says he had no part in recent murder

  Murder linked to suspect found at Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s house

  Stark County public safety agencies adopt new communications platform that connects all first responders