Billy Baker

Billy Baker is a reporter on the Globe’s narrative team whose stories range from the highly quirky to the heavily dramatic.

A native of South Boston, Baker is a graduate of Boston Latin School, Tulane University, and the Columbia Journalism School. In 2017, he received the Deborah Howell Award for Writing Excellence from the American Society of News Editors. He is at work on a book about friendship.

Latest stories

The thrills and chills of surfing a nor’easter

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Being a surfer in New England means battling, and learning to love, icy winter water.

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How do two guys repair a friendship? Ping-Pong in Vienna

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Unlike most tourists, I didn’t go to Austria for the history, the music, or the schnitzel.

Making his phone dumber was the smartest thing he ever did

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Realizing his phone usage had gotten out of control, a Globe reporter made the decision to go on a smartphone diet — with surprising results.

Trying out curling is easier than ever in the Boston area

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The sport that spawns buzz every Winter Olympics is poised to take off locally, thanks to an effort to greatly expand the number of venues.