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

One of the country’s biggest publishers of fake news says he did it for our own good

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Experts say he’s one of the largest publishers of fake news on the Internet. Christopher Blair says he’s a satirist. The truth, in the Internet age, is hard to define.

What’s new at Fenway for the 2018 season

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The Red Sox unveiled new changes to Fenway, including expanded netting and a new contender for “best seat in the house.”

This story about a sick boy and his turtle will renew your faith in humanity

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A woman whose child was a classmate of the boy’s wrote the story and shared it with his family, but then it sat in a drawer for years.

The thrills and chills of surfing a nor’easter

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Being a surfer in New England means battling, and learning to love, icy winter water.