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

Cool, dry weather to stretch into the weekend

By Kiera Blessing , Globe Correspondent

Break out the sweatshirts, Bostonians: high temperatures for this weekend will barely exceed 70 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

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.

The Jobs of Summer

For Swan Boat pedalers, a storybook ride

By Billy Baker , Globe staff

In the pantheon of iconic summer jobs in Boston, this is hard to beat.

State to unveil winners in sign contest

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

The submissions — nearly 500 — say something about Massachusetts and its dialect.