Michael Hastings (journalist)

American journalist

Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, writer and reporter for BuzzFeed.[4] The son of doctors Molly and Brent Hastings, he graduated from Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vermont in 1998, and New York University in 2002.[5]

Michael Hastings
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Hastings with Valerie Jarrett at President Obama's victory celebration at the McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. (November 2012)
Michael Mahon Hastings

(1980-01-28)January 28, 1980
DiedJune 18, 2013(2013-06-18) (aged 33)
Cause of deathRoad accident
NationalityUnited States
Known forReporting from Iraq and Afghanistan
Notable work
Book I Lost My Love in Baghdad; A Modern War Story[2] and Rolling Stone, "The Runaway General"
Home townBurlington, Vermont, U.S.
Spouse(s)Elise Jordan
Profile in Contemporary Authors Online[3]

He was a regular writer for Gentlemen's Quarterly and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine.[6] From 2002 - 2008, he was a journalist for Newsweek magazine, famous for his Iraq War coverage and book about the death of his fiancée Andrea Parhamovich I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story.[7]

Hastings died in a 4:30am single-vehicle automobile crash in Los Angeles on June 18, 2013.[8] [9]


  1. Vermont General Assembly, Joint Concurrent House Resolution 65, 2007
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Lost-My-Love-Baghdad-Modern/dp/1416560971
  3. Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2010. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale, 2010. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC Document Number: H1000192617
  4. "Michael Hastings". www.buzzfeed.com.
  5. The South Reporter, Society: Elise Jordan and Michael Hastings to wed May 21 in Hernando, May, 2011
  6. Hack: Confessions of a Presidential Campaign Reporter, GQ, October 2008.
  7. "Backstory". Gentlemen's Quarterly. April 1, 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-24. This war. It takes and takes. Drains the budget, flays the soul. Or--immeasurably worse--it claims the person you love most. In January 2007, aid worker Andi Parhamovich was killed in Baghdad while her boyfriend, Newsweek 's Michael Hastings, worked a few miles away (page 166). Hastings has since returned to Iraq; he can't get Andi or the war out of his system.
  8. Dickinson, Tim (18 June 2013). "Michael Hastings, 'Rolling Stone' Contributor, Dead at 33". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  9. Statement on Michael Hastings, BuzzFeed, June 18, 2013

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