Billy Baker

Billy Baker is a feature writer for the Globe’s metro section. A Southie native, Baker is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, Tulane University and Boston Latin School, and teaches in the graduate journalism program at Harvard University’s extension school. He is at work on a book about jugglers.

Latest stories

‘Eddie from Malden’ went blind, then shrugged it off

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

When blindness came for Eddie Tribble, he did what did not seem possible for him: He simply turned the fun up a notch.

Maine puts bear baiting on the Nov. ballot

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

Baiting is either the problem with bear hunting in Maine or the solution for bear management, depending on whom you ask.

August’s cool weather gets a chilly reception

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

The temperatures have been, quite simply, pleasant. And therein lies the complaint.

Fatal plunge shakes but cannot halt fellow skydivers

By Billy Baker , Globe staff

At Jumptown in Orange, skydivers were undeterred by the recent death of a 37-year-old Boston man.