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

First came the bomb cyclone. Now it’s the epic meltdown

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With temperatures climbing into the 50s mixing pelting rains, a new headache is coming: Floods.

Temperatures set to plummet to potentially life-threatening lows

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Massachusetts residents, still recovering from a fierce snowstorm, now face another winter threat: potentially life-threatening cold with windchills of up to 40 below zero.

60 cars parked in Gloucester lot damaged by high tides during storm

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It was supposed to be a safe harbor for vehicles ordered off Gloucester’s streets — instead, some 60 owners are learning there is no escaping an agitated Atlantic Ocean.

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Meet the fittest folks in the world, built in a gym in Natick

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Ben Bergeron has trained some of the CrossFit world’s highest achieving athletes.