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

Thanks to hits, TV is finally getting religion

At a time when TV is struggling, executives have discovered an untapped audience: people who want to connect with God,...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 12:11 AM

Matching 'Wits' with W. Kamau Bell

Before his appearance on the MPR show Friday, the comedian and host of “Totally Biased” talked about his own biases.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 02:26 PM

Toks Olagundoye shines in 'The Neighbors'

Toks Olagundoye comes down to Earth on one of TV’s most unlikely survivors.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 06:23 PM

Al Pacino and Helen Mirren shine in 'Phil Spector'

David Mamet goes to court in the TV movie “Phil Spector,” which premieres Sunday evening on HBO.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 04:07 PM

Jake Tapper talks about his new CNN show, 'The Lead'

Jake Tapper hopes to turn around a struggling network, one pop-culture reference at a time.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 02:54 PM

TV picks for March 19: Joel Grey film fest, 'Splash,' Justin Timberlake

They’re all contendersWith his history of musicals such as “Cabaret,” it’s no surprise that TCM’s guest curator Joel Grey would...

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 04:56 PM

Norma Bates isn’t quite herself today

Review: "Bates Motel," the A&E prequel series to “Psycho,” is less about bloodshed and more about creepiness.

Updated: March 17, 2013, - 01:51 PM

The truth about Tracy Morgan

The comedian talks about his new tour, pending baby and life after “30 Rock.”

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 04:29 PM

Maple Grove native nears record territory on 'Jeopardy!'

Drew Horwood has won eight straight times on the long-running game show. If his streak continues on Friday’s program, Horwood will be one of the most successful players of all time.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 10:32 AM

Review of "The World According to Dick Cheney”

REVIEW: A TV documentary provides fresh perspective on one of the most divisive figures in U.S. politics.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 02:21 PM

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