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

Whale watch lurches into overnight ordeal

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

The tour, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, bills itself as “Boston’s only three-hour whale watch.” This trip ended up taking 18 hours.

Moments of pure terror as twister hit Revere

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

A tornado? In Revere? In the old city’s streets, there was disbelief but the proof was impossible to ignore.

Many teenage drivers hitting the road alone

By Billy Baker , Globe staff

In Massachusetts, the freedom that comes with a driver’s license also comes with a leash for teenagers.

Harvard students’ invention puts cake in a can

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

The duo was able to try their product on the chef who, in a way, inspired their radical and novel method to make a cake.