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

Sometimes a plane is just a plane, but not when it’s owned by the Patriots

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“If you had Robert Kraft’s money and you could fly into town with five Lombardi trophies on your tail, of course you would,” said one comedian.

48 people rescued in one day at Hampton Beach

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At Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, 48 people were rescued from rip currents on Wednesday.

Beware the greenhead: One man’s quest to find the perfect weapon against this wretched creature

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We have gin and WD-40, dryer sheets and bottles of funky-smelling homemade potions, along with a foil blanket and an electrified tennis racket-looking thing.

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Meet the fittest folks in the world, built in a gym in Natick

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Ben Bergeron has trained some of the CrossFit world’s highest achieving athletes.