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.
By Billy Baker , Globe Staff
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.
By Billy Baker ,
The other passengers have been Blockheads since they were tweens, and as a nonstop party cruise shows, the crush may last forever.
By Billy Baker and Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff
With temperatures climbing into the 50s mixing pelting rains, a new headache is coming: Floods.
By Michael Levenson, Brian MacQuarrie and Billy Baker , Globe Staff
Massachusetts residents, still recovering from a fierce snowstorm, now face another winter threat: potentially life-threatening cold with windchills of up to 40 below zero.