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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

On Lake Winnipesaukee, a map-making rivalry

By , Globe Staff

When his boat hit a rock that didn’t appear on the map he was using, Stewart Woodworth decided he could do better.

Want to buy an uninhabitable island for a lot of money?

By , Globe Staff

For $750,000, Salt Island could be yours.

Taking in the White Mountains, every step of each trail

By , Globe Staff

“Redlining” has become increasingly popular — hiking every trail in the “White Mountain Guide,” all 1,420 miles.

New stop for one of the T’s friendliest faces

By , Globe Staff

George Holman is an MBTA customer service agent, scheduled to be replaced by an “ambassador,” who will do the same job but at a lower cost.