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

Mary McDonnell returns to 'Major Crimes'

Mary McDonnell proves there’s no crime in playing it straight on her TNT hit.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 12:37 PM

Five of TV's most adorable couples

Sam and Diane smoldered. So did Mr. Big and Carrie. But you don’t have to bring the sizzle to have...

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 03:11 PM

Adorable couple at heart of 'Marry Me' make it a winner

Casey Wilson & Ken Marino are oh-so-adorable in one of television’s best new series.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 03:09 PM

The road less traveled: Lisa Kudrow talks 'Friends,' 'Web Therapy' and 'The Comeback'

Lisa Kudrow is bringing back her richest character — and it’s not Phoebe.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Life with Lily: A backstage visit with 'Modern Family' scene-stealer

Life is a cabaret for young “Modern Family” star Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who visited the Twin Cities last weekend for a fundraiser.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 06:08 PM

Viola Davis finally arrives as a star in 'Murder'

Viola Davis has plenty of awards. Now she's got something even more valuable: power.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 03:20 PM

'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

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