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

'American Idol' auditions bring celeb judges to Minneapolis

“American Idol” may no longer be a ratings juggernaut, but it can still get hearts racing, especially when the celebrity judges come to town. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. were welcomed by 50 local finalists and their families Wednesday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 10:26 PM

Faith Jenkins stars in new courtroom TV series

Looking for a new, more youthful courtroom show on daytime TV? You gotta have Faith.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 05:24 PM

Tim and Eric bring 'Bedtime Stories' to TV and stage show to Minneapolis

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim bring lurid laughs to their national tour and new Adult Swim TV series.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 03:30 PM

The unknown comic: Cristela Alonzo gets a sitcom

Cristela Alonzo isn’t a household name. She should be.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Ken Burns gives us another history lesson with 'Roosevelts'

With “The Roosevelts,” Ken Burns unspools another chapter in his never-ending history lesson. “It’s a family drama that brings in questions that are so contemporary,” Burns said. “What is the role of government? What is the nature of leadership? "

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 12:57 PM

Ken Burns does masterful job with "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

Review: Ken Burns does it again with one of the most populist documentaries of his career.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:00 PM

TV: Cristela Alonzo gets a sitcom

Many eyes at the launch of the new fall season will be directed at established stars. But let us direct your attention to TV’s most promising sideshow act, 35-year-old comedian Cristela Alonzo.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:58 PM

Jamie Foxx makes surprise cameos in Twin Cities

The actor was joined by Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis at a Brooklyn Center school in a promotional push for their...

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 08:00 AM

No more Mr. Nice Guy: Jimmy Smits talks about 'Anarchy' and his storied career

Jimmy Smits, one of the most likable actors in TV history, is shaking up his image on “Sons of Anarchy.”

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 03:55 PM

Vieira returns to daytime TV

Meredith Vieira brings a homespun attitude to her latest venture into daytime TV.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 06:54 PM

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