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

Minnesota roots help ground young 'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi

Show business has a nasty habit of breeding brats. It’s too early to be sure, but 14-year-old Yara Shahidi appears to be headed in a different direction.

Updated: January 24, 2015, - 05:36 PM

Ex-'Office' star Rainn Wilson returns to TV as 'Backstrom'

The former “Office” star and Guthrie actor returns as TV's most despicable detective.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 03:08 PM

'American Idol' episode to put spotlight on Twin Cities

It’s been four months since “American Idol” held auditions at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and on Wednesday night viewers will finally get to see what went on in there.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 12:59 PM

Late-night 'new kid' Larry Wilmore is actually the grownup in the room

Larry Wilmore, at 53, isn’t exactly the new kid on the block. But aside from occasional appearances on “The Daily Show” and a couple of Showtime specials, he’s unknown to the general public. That all changes Monday.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 03:14 PM

Angela Bassett on 'Whitney': Love has everything to do with it

Angela Bassett talks about the Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime that marks her directing debut.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 03:40 PM

Ready for Season 5 for 'Downton Abbey'? Test your knowledge

With a new season approaching Sunday, it’s time for the ultimate “Downton Abbey” quiz.

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 09:06 AM

The most tantalizing TV of January and February

Battle the chill of January and February with returning favorites – and some new contenders, too.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 12:39 PM

2014's best TV wasn't on cable or networks

This is the year I became a dedicated streamer. This is the year Netflix and Amazon truly became a force to be reckoned with — and embraced.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 12:43 PM

Foxx and Diaz flop their way through 'Annie' | ★★½

REVIEW: In director Will Gluck’s effort to be hip in the new adaptation of the Broadway favorite, he forgot to hire a cast that can actually sing and dance.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:20 AM

Twin Cities actors present 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Twin Cities actors bring their voices to a radio production of a Christmas classic this week.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 03:25 PM

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