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

  Stark County church built in 1870 survives until this year; building burned to the ground days ago

  Van stolen from mother of 5 while she and her youngest were out to breakfast in Cleveland

  Security guard gunned down in Cleveland after witnessing shooting; police searching for killer

  Shootings, stabbings and homicides: Rash of violent crimes break out in Cleveland over the weekend

  Man, first to arrive following an horrific crash, talks about efforts to save victim’s life and the reckless driver

  19 News gets results after siblings forced to live in deplorable conditions in Cleveland apartment

  Mother of two run down and left for dead on Cleveland’s East Side

  Dashcam: Macedonia officer lucky to be alive after getting hit by distracted driver (graphic)

Norma Herr Women’s Center reshaping futures for women in need

  Church on Cleveland’s East side sees contractor fix roof after Pastor’s story appears on 19 News

  Man convicted for drunken driving sentenced to 13 years for deadly wrong-way crash in Lake County

  Clevelanders trapped in cycle of gun violence search for answers after 11-year-old shot to death at birthday party

Neighborhood Connections, Salvation Army continue to serve needs in Greater Cleveland

  Westlake community lends helping hand to nonprofit after thefts, vandalism

  Columbia Gas steadily restoring gas to chilled Wellington residents

  Northeast Ohio organization pushing for criminal justice reform

  Second area resident to appear on national game show, The Wheel of Fortune, within a week

  Northeast Ohio man gets lucky again, appears on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ years after winning on ‘The Price is Right’

  Northeast Ohio veterans awarded cars in recognition of their military service

  Adoptive mother exemplifies why November is National Adoption Awareness Month

  Murderer of a 15-year-old Cleveland girl still runs free as community continues to search for answers

  Cleveland man pleads not guilty to weekend triple murder

  Triple shooting on Durkee Road in Cleveland leave 2 dead, city reaches 100 murders

  Tensions run high over CMSD’s school closing proposal

  Friendly Inn Settlement celebrates 145 years of serving Greater Cleveland children and adults

  The best way to tell Bishop Richard Lennon’s life story is through those who loved him and called him friend in Cleveland

  15-year-old girl shot to death in Glenville neighborhood, no one called 911

  Wrong way driver kills himself and an innocent driver after he makes U-turn during high speed chase (graphic video)

  Disparities in use and donation of organs in the Black community

  Final sentences in death of Samantha Guthrie handed down in Summit County