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

A town-by-town look at the most popular cars in Mass.

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Jeeps on Nantucket. Subarus and Silverados in the Berkshires. Accords in Lawrence. We took a town-by-town look at the most popular cars in the state.

Bostonians hate the weather year round — and we have the memes to prove it (you’re welcome)

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The only thing consistent about New England’s climate is our ability to find something to complain about.

A pair of juggler-scientists think they’ve answered a big question

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What’s the largest number of objects a person can keep in the air? An economics professor at Boston College — and a juggler — and an engineer-juggler from Los Angeles have taken an empirical look.

‘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.