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

The street hockey game that never ends

By , Globe staff

On a quiet street in Salem, a Sunday hockey game has been going on since 1970, long enough for one generation of players to pass the tradition on to the next.

An extra hour of light and Boston exhales, even amid debate

By , Globe Staff

We’re emerging from winter darkness and headed toward spring, with more light in the afternoon to prove it.

As the Marathon nears, Newton’s hills come alive

By , Globe Staff

How four awful hills, two bathrooms, and a quiet carriage road turned Newton into a marathon-training mecca.

The backyard mechanic who is taking on Tesla

By , Globe Staff

Salem’s Rich Benoit just wanted to fix his Tesla. He ended up becoming a YouTube star.