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

Pair in skydiving accident was attempting tandem jump

By Billy Baker, John R. Ellement and Trisha Thadani , Globe staff, Globe correspondent

Investigators hope reviewing a video can explain why the instructor and his student missed a landing area and hit a shed, killing the pair.

Manchester-by-the-Sea deals with its unique moniker

By Billy Baker , Globe staff

Many locals fear the name makes a town that already had a snobby reputation sound even snobbier.

Nondescript home provided disguise for house of horrors

By Billy Baker , Globe staff

From the outside, the home on St. Paul Street is the very definition of nondescript: two stories, small, gray, aluminum siding, a grill and some chairs on the front porch. a satellite dish around the back.

Fenway program hawkers’ rivalry fuels competition

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

There is an intense war going on in the streets around Fenway Park involving rival gangs of program vendors.