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

In his court, justice often comes with a dollop of joy

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With compassion and humor, an 80-year-old Providence judge has become the Internet’s newest star.

She brought magic to Salem. She has mixed feelings about it

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The chaos that is Salem at Halloween all began 47 years ago with a witch, a black cat, and a call to the local newspaper.

The perfect spot to get the picture of fall

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In the world of landscape photography, Jenne Farm becomes a sunrise mecca each autumn.

Rotaries disappear in favor of roundabouts

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Coming soon to the Massachusetts extinction list: Rotaries. Welcome to the roundabout era.