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

‘Molly-Beas-Del!’ A friendship built on serendipity and a road slowly traveled

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After 40 years and 40,000 miles on their bicycle, two Sharon women continue on an epic cycling quest thanks to a little voice that told them it was time to go electric.

Summer fireworks season is peak time for runaway dogs

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The Fourth of July is always peak season for runaway dogs — thanks to fear of fireworks — but this may be the worst season in memory.

Your high school yearbook is going online

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The Boston Public Library is involved in an ambitious project to digitize every high school yearbook in the state.

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

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