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

Gloucester has a serious smell problem, all about fish

By , Globe Staff

There is an old saying in town that fish smells like money. In reality, fish smells like fish, and it’s hard to avoid in Gloucester.

At war with 7-Eleven? Start a 6-Twelve

By , Globe Staff

Abu Musa used to own the 7-Eleven franchise in South Boston, but after a batalle with corporate, he opened a rival store named 6-Twelve.

Class touches a type of history firsthand

By , Globe Staff

A typewriter repairman and a high school teacher have collaborated to teach kids to write the manual way.

To beach or not to beach on a May day

By , Globe Staff

There’s something about going to the beach when you’re supposed to be somewhere else.