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Billy Baker

Billy Baker is a reporter on the Narratives Team whose stories tend to focus on people driven by a particular passion.

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

How to pretend like you’re not pretending that this thing is over

By , Globe Staff

The whole point of social distancing is for people to know you're doing it.

It’s time to bring back the turtleneck

By , Globe Staff

It’s a shirt with a built-in mask. Sorry if I just blew your mind.

Billy Baker

Meat shortage? What about these turkeys in my backyard?

By , Globe Staff

My hunter-gatherer ancestors wouldn’t be complaining about the meat prices at Costco right now.

Competitive birding turned me into a monster

By , Globe Staff

Isolation, hubris, binoculars: How Mass Audubon’s Bird-a-thon nearly broke our reporter.