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

Justin: All-Star TV coverage had hits, a few errors

The Fox TV broadcast handled Derek Jeter’s exit well. The build up to it, not so much.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 10:07 AM

TV picks for July 14: "Backpackers,” "24,” "Going Deep with David Rees”

Come to Poppa“Backpackers” (7:30 p.m.) follows two twenty-somethings as they take time off in Europe to drink beer, find a...

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 02:01 PM

Guillermo del Toro brings 'The Strain' to FX

An acclaimed director insists that there will be blood – buckets of it – in his first TV series.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 02:00 PM

'Fargo' among big Emmy nominees with 18 nods

Hollywood loves “Fargo.” The Minnesota-based TV drama garnered 18 Emmy nominations Thursday, second only to “Game of Thrones” with 19 nods.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 01:19 PM

Welcome to Greg Poehler's 'Sweden'

New documentaries view the American experience from a variety of vantage points.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:13 PM

40 years on, Garrison Keillor takes an unsentimental journey

Garrison Keillor hummed and snapped his fingers as he strolled the Macalester College campus in St. Paul, site of the first live radio broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” in 1974.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:33 AM

'Lost' co-creator Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta team up for 'Leftovers'

In “The Leftovers,” debuting Sunday on HBO, 2 percent of the world’s population disappears on Oct. 14, a possible sign that the Rapture has taken place.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 02:18 PM

TV picks for June 26:  "Hell's Kitchen,” "Blazing Saddles,” "NY Med”

Happy mealOnly seven chefs remain in competition on “Hell’s Kitchen,” yet another series that gives Gordon Ramsay’s temper a proper...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 01:33 PM

TV picks for June 25:  "Wilfred,” "Big Brother,” "Mystery Girls”

House warmingDid CBS officials really feel bad about last season’s racist cast member on “Big Brother” — or were they...

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 01:40 PM

TV actors like Ian McKellen are having a senior moment

For many of today's finest TV actors -- like Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, both 75, in the PBS farce “Vicious,” premiering Sunday -- age ain't nothing but a number.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 02:56 PM

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