New York University
His first novel, The Last Magazine, is published posthumously.
Rolling Stone publishes "The Runaway General," which ends the career of General Stanley McChrystal.
Gained the unfiltered coverage of General McChrystal by riding on a bus to Berlin with him after flights were grounded due to a 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Hastings' book, The Operators, received largely positive reviews, save for one notably negative write-up by the Wall Street Journal, which was later revealed to have been written by a military consultant who had worked with McChrystal.
Posthumously awarded the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Journalism in 2013.