Neal Justin

Columnist/Reporter | Media
Phone: 612-673-7431
Neal Justin is the TV and radio critic for the Star Tribune. He previously covered music and nightlife for the paper. He is heavily involved in the Strib’s college internship program and is the co-founder of JCamp, a non-profit organization designed to inspire the country’s most passionate high school journalists. Neal grew up in Mason City, Iowa, and graduated from Northwestern University. From 1991-93, he covered crime and regional news for the Rockford Register Star. Some of Neal’s favorite interviews over the years include Bruce Springsteen, David Letterman, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney, Mindy Kaling and Jimmy Kimmel.


Recent content from Neal Justin

'Boardwalk Empire' ends a spectacular run

One of TV's finest dramas is about to take its final bow. Now if only more people cared.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 01:31 PM

From 'Scandal' to Guthrie: TV actor Jeff Perry takes rare role as director

Best known for playing a White House mastermind, Jeff Perry visits Minneapolis in a different role — director of “A Steady Rain,” which is being staged for the first time in the Twin Cities.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 03:59 PM

John Carroll Lynch lands juicy role in 'American Horror Story'

John Carroll Lynch is one of your favorite actors. You just didn’t know it.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 10:59 AM

'Bob's Burger's king Loren Bouchard likes pineapple on his beef

Fresh off his Emmy win for best animated show, creator Loren Bouchard shares the recipe for “Bob’s Burgers.”

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Are you still ready for Thursday night football? TV thinks so

Despite allegations of misconduct by stars, public-relations fumbles and evidence of brain damage in former players, professional football has never been more popular — or more lucrative.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 11:18 AM

'Transparent' is the most daring new series of the season.

Jill Soloway talks about the creation of Amazon’s “Transparent,” the season’s most daring new series.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:52 PM

'American Idol' auditions bring celeb judges to Minneapolis

“American Idol” may no longer be a ratings juggernaut, but it can still get hearts racing, especially when the celebrity judges come to town. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. were welcomed by 50 local finalists and their families Wednesday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 10:26 PM

Faith Jenkins stars in new courtroom TV series

Looking for a new, more youthful courtroom show on daytime TV? You gotta have Faith.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 05:24 PM

Tim and Eric bring 'Bedtime Stories' to TV and stage show to Minneapolis

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim bring lurid laughs to their national tour and new Adult Swim TV series.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 03:30 PM

The unknown comic: Cristela Alonzo gets a sitcom

Cristela Alonzo isn’t a household name. She should be.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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