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

  Despite COVID-19, Cleveland Public Library making new and improved services available starting next week

  Two drivers shot at in separate incidents on Cleveland’s West Side

  Stow-Munroe Falls school board member under fire for laughing during reading of letters about a Black student’s suicide

  Delivery man pepper-sprayed by alleged road rage driver in Richmond Heights

  Richmond Heights Police need help identifying a man who was involved in an assault of a DoorDash driver

  On Juneteenth, 250,000 slaves found out they were free

  Woman in search of hit-and-run driver that crashed into her in Cleveland

  Black Lives Matter Cleveland says ‘Defund the Police’ rooted in racial equality and support of social services

  Strongsville’s Fire Union says 2 of its 4 stations are short-staffed

  Council members discuss what the resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis means for Cleveland

  Is the message of justice for George Floyd getting lost in violent protests and riots?

  Cleveland mayor: Parades, events in June and July canceled to slow spread of COVID-19

  Winkling Lizard locations open for business to the glee of happy customers after months of being closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Brunswick ice cream truck owner caught in city’s red tape

Homes in North Olmsted flooded and more rain is on the way

  Cleveland restaurants and bars prep for reopening

  30-year-old Rocky River business reopens as economy slowly starts churning again

  Survivor said he felt like giving up in fight with COVID-19; recovered after a month at Cleveland Clinic (emotional video)

  Kent State student remembers the deadly shootings at her alma mater from 50 years ago today

  NEO health advocacy organization collects food for needy children and their families

  Homicide investigation underway after 94-year-old Cleveland man was beaten to death in his West Side home

  The Greater Cleveland Food Bank distributed food to over 3,000 families on Thursday

  West Side Market vendors get a three month break on paying rent, or do they?

  Lakewood congregation gets creative to help people keep the faith

  Wearing masks to fight coronavirus may pose risk to black males who are often perceived as criminal

  F-1 tornado rips through Medina County, uprooting trees and causing major damage

  Ohio business owners setting limits on customers allowed in their stores to further increase social distancing

  Cleveland area hospitals say they’re ready to tackle the coronavirus

  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