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 gull next door: Some Gloucester residents can’t stand all the seabirds

By , Globe Staff

Gloucester has a lot of seagulls. But does it have a seagull problem?

At 70, this Nahant surfer dude is still stoked

By , Globe Staff

Nahant’s “Fearless Freddy” Jonas caught his first wave as a teenager in Nahant and has been hooked ever since.

Can I have a tonic? No, not that tonic

By , Globe Staff

A Globe reporter investigates what you get when you order a tonic in Boston.

Planting flags, hanging wreaths, and learning lessons

By , Globe Staff

Around Boston, JROTC students are rushing to fill a unique and memorable role for Memorial Day.