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

Bill Maher on his soft spot for Minn., Al Franken

The often divisive entertainer talks about his comedy idol and why Al Franken won't appear on his show anymore.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 06:45 PM

Neal Justin's TV picks for May 28 -- "So You Think You Can Dance,” Don Rickles, Edward Snowden

Cutting inThe season premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance” kicks off with guest commentary from Wayne Brady and...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 03:05 PM

Don't touch that dial! The best of summer TV

There’s a temptation to dedicate these precious days of summer to fishing, grilling and softball. But don’t completely neglect your good friend television. Start penciling in these premieres.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 02:08 PM

The extraordinary story of 'The Normal Heart'

Ryan Murphy and an A-list cast bring Larry Kramer’s devastating work about the early days of the AIDS crisis to...

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 05:12 PM

A critic's view: You've come a long way, Barbara Walters

A respectful appreciation of one of television’s groundbreakers.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 09:48 AM

Josh Hartnett has a mature view of his life and work

Returning to the spotlight with the Showtime drama "Penny Dreadful," which debuts Sunday, the Minnesota-bred star is taking it slower...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:59 PM

'24: Live Another Day' puts Jack Bauer back in action

Kiefer Sutherland punches in on “24” again as the Fox TV series rises from the near-dead.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Here's to the brightest stars of 2014 in TV

TV critic Neal Justin salutes those who have gotten 2014 programming off to a stellar start.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Networks should take a page from 'Hill Street Blues'

“Hill Street Blues” comes out on DVD so a whole new generation can get hooked.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 09:50 AM

It's not the season of the witch for WGN's 'Salem'

REVIEW: “Salem,” WGN America's first stab at an original drama, can't scare up many reasons to watch.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:31 AM

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