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

'Family Tools' star Pemberton looks back at Rochester childhood

A rare childhood disease and lousy ratings aren’t about to dampen the madcap spirit of a Rochester-reared actor.

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 02:34 PM

Go behind the scenes of 'Mary Tyler Moore Show'

The author of a new book about “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” talks about her behind-the-scenes look at one of TV’s most iconic series.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 03:17 PM

'Constitution USA With Peter Sagal' is a smart educational ride

Minnesota may not be one of the original 13 colonies, but it's making up for its late-starter status with one smart documentary after another.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Jay Leno opens up -- sort of -- about leaving 'Tonight Show'

On Saturday, the comic will help unload a motorcycle at a Minneapolis benefit. But he’s more reluctant to unload his true feelings about losing “The Tonight Show” again.

Updated: May 03, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Book on TV's morning-show wars hits the snooze button

REVIEW: “Top of the Morning” fails to personalize one of TV’s most dramatic behind-the-scenes soaps.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 04:52 PM

TV picks for April 29: "Queen of Versailles," "The Following," "Warehouse"

Bad timingThere’s no doubt that “The Following” (8 p.m., KMSP, Ch. 9), which wraps up its 15-episode season, is compelling,...

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 02:06 PM

Former KS95 personality Michael 'Donuts' Douglas passes away

Michael Wegner, best known by his radio moniker Michael “Donuts” Douglas, helped make KS95 the country’s most popular FM station...

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 10:30 PM

Amy Schumer takes us inside her Comedy Central show

Amy Schumer is one of comedy’s fastest-rising stars — and don’t you dare tell her otherwise.

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 03:06 PM

Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' makes for savory TV

The acclaimed chef has taken on many culinary challenges, but can he make CNN more appetizing?

Updated: April 21, 2013, - 09:51 PM

TV picks for April 15: "Burger Land," "The Voice" and "Market Warriors"

A little help from their friendsThe battles begin on the surprisingly resilient “The Voice” (8 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11) as...

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 06:31 PM

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