Billy Baker

Writer
Boston Globe

A feature writer for the Boston Globe’s Metro section, and a member of the Narrative team, Billy Baker was recently awarded the Deborah Howell Award for Writing Excellence. A graduate of Tulane University, and the Columbia Journalism School, Billy has been writing for the Globe for 7+ years. One of his stories made him a viral sensation: "The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness." He began by studying it as an outsider, and soon discovered he was right in the wheelhouse of the research and premise. This spawned a deluge of positive feedback, massive page views, and follow-up coverage.



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