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

It’s 4:11 p.m. Do you know where your daylight went?

By , Globe Staff

A reporter battles SAD and meets the man who might be the cure for the 4:11 sunset.

After N.Y. victory, will Shalane Flanagan make one more attempt to win Boston?

By , Globe Staff

The Marblehead runner hinted at retirement, then won the New York Marathon in historic fashion. Now the question is: Will she run Boston one last time?

40,320 pieces and 423 hours later, Marshfield man is jigsaw puzzle king

By , Globe Staff

A 20-year-old autistic man from Marshfield has just completed, for the second time, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle.

8-year-old boy moves beyond the Marathon bombing

By , Globe Staff

Leo called it “blast day.” His father had taken him in his stroller to see his mother run her first marathon. They were at the finish line when a bomb went off.