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

Bet on 'Breaking Bad' to win big at Emmys

Emmy winners are always difficult to predict, but this year is particularly tough given the number of innovative comedies, the deep bench of quality dramas and the introduction of a new player called Netflix.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 03:05 PM

Howie Mandel: Here comes the judge

“America’s Got Talent” might be wrapping up its season, but Howie Mandel is still busy at work.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 10:20 AM

Five who didn't make the cut in daytime TV

Launching a new daytime talker isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here are five stars who found that out the...

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 04:44 PM

TV: 'Blacklist,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Super Fun Night' among best

Somehow the chemistry works in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a police-station comedy that’s more about camaraderie than crime. Plus more of the best and worst of fall TV.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Michael J. Fox returns to prime-time despite Parkinson's disease

The disease that sidelined one of TV’s most beloved actors is now part of the punch line.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 03:03 PM

Mindy Kaling talks about the evolution of 'The Mindy Project'

As “The Mindy Project” starts its second season on Wednesday, Mindy Kaling remains the only woman of color running and starring in her own sitcom.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 02:58 PM

TV takes a fantastic voyage this fall with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Sleepy Hollow' and more

Can robots, vampires and caped crusaders save the broadcast networks?

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 04:11 PM

'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' and 'Dracula' among new fantasy shows

Looking for TV that’s literally unreal? Here’s what to look for.« “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”: Government agents track down superhuman villains...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 02:00 PM

'Always Sunny in Philadelphia' doesn't have Emmy nods, but it has longevity

The “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” gang has license to go just about anywhere it wants – except the Emmys.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 04:12 PM

Arab news network Al Jazeera to make its U.S. debut this week

Al Jazeera America, a 24-hour news channel, premieres Tuesday in roughly 48 million homes with 12 stateside bureaus, a team of respected American broadcast journalists and a promise to put substance ahead of style.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 09:43 PM

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