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

Trying out curling is easier than ever in the Boston area

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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.

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My four days at sea with New Kids on the Block and 3,000 everlasting fans

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The other passengers have been Blockheads since they were tweens, and as a nonstop party cruise shows, the crush may last forever.

First came the bomb cyclone. Now it’s the epic meltdown

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With temperatures climbing into the 50s mixing pelting rains, a new headache is coming: Floods.

Temperatures set to plummet to potentially life-threatening lows

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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.