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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

Amid vaping ban, a quiet club of nicotine addicts may add members

By , Globe Staff

Public health experts are pushing nicotine gum and lozenges as ways to keep people away from tobacco, but many users of nicotine replacement therapies stay on them for years or decades.

MIT and Harvard professors share Nobel Prize for tackling poverty with careful experiments

By and , Globe Staff

At 46, Esther Duflo of MIT is the youngest person ever and only the second woman to be awarded the economics prize in the 50 years it has been awarded.

MIT and Harvard professors win Nobel Prize for tackling poverty with careful experiments

By and , Globe Staff

At 46, Esther Duflo of MIT is the youngest person ever and only the second woman to win the economics prize in the 50 years it has been awarded.

In 1999, Bob Carney invented Stump! Trivia to bring people together

By , Globe Staff

Twenty years later, the man who developed the popular bar game Stump! Trivia looks back at its origin story and how popular the activity has become.