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

  Parma voters soundly defeat proposed school levy

  Mother murdered in front of her 13-year-old son; He’s traumatized to have seen it

  The Next 400 Advisory Council weighs in on the three guilty verdicts against former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin

  Tamir Rice’s family asks the Justice Department to reopen the case

  Conflict over money leads to an elderly man being beaten to death at an Auto Zone store in East Cleveland

  State trooper from Elyria post saves a suicidal teen’s life

  Two recent police-involved incidents are traumatizing to people of color

  Families of those who died of COVID-19 can now get help with funeral costs

  The Next 400: Black philanthropy empowers communities of color in Cleveland

  Michigan man causes fear by hauling a 30-foot trailer up to Perry Nuclear Power Plant, alleges he may have a bomb inside it

  19 News reporter gets second COVID 19 vaccine shot

  Barriers may be put in place to keep vehicles from plunging into Lake Erie off Hot Waters Marina Pier in Lorain County after car and body of missing woman recovered

  Massive, old rotting tree damages home and carport in Elyria following gusting winds

  Rally held in Cleveland to stop hate against Asians and violence against women

  Freedom Township man can’t get internet service because his signal is blocked by someone else’s old bill at his address

  Cleveland Heights house in horrible shape as family of four shares it with rats, raccoons, and falling ceilings

  The Next 400: School funding system ruled unconstitutional 4 times, failing students in poor rural, urban areas

  Well-liked and respected African American doctor, kidney transplant specialist, Dr. Charles Modlin is leaving the Cleveland Clinic

  Residents in Akron’s Kenmore community fed up with streets and roads in long-term disrepair

  Gov. Dewine: Thousands of people a day to be vaccinated at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center

  I got my COVID-19 shot “live” on TV today

  High electric bills leave a local Cleveland woman shocked and struggling to pay

  Many in the Black community still resisting getting COVID 19 vaccine

  More and more Blacks are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but not enough; community leaders still pushing to get the shot

  Ohio native stuck here because she can’t get COVID-19 shot to return home to the Sunshine State

  East Cleveland community says ‘No’ to proposed Cuyahoga County jail

  Made to sign up to receive marketing ads to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Some say that’s not right

  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