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

TV picks for Feb. 25: 'Game of Arms,' 'Mind Games,' 'The Profit'

A call to armsIf Sylvester Stallone can make a movie about arm wrestling (“Over the Top,” anyone?), then cable can...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Sting sets sail with Paul Simon and 'Last Ship'

In a tour with Paul Simon coming to St. Paul on Sunday and an upcoming Broadway musical, the Rock and Hall of Famer doesn’t dance alone.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 03:05 PM

Steve Zahn plays 'Mind Games' in new ABC series

Minnesota-bred indie hero has spent two decades on the fringe. With a new ABC series, he’s ready to get “discovered.”

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 03:01 PM

Jimmy Fallon is ready to get the party started

Jimmy Fallon takes over “The Tonight Show” with the hope that nice guys don’t finish last.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Twin Cities viewers go gaga over Sochi Games

In the early days of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Minnesota residents already are in contention for gold in one chest-beating category: biggest fans.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Obituary: Mary Davies Orfield, TV’s carmen the Nurse

Mary Davies Orfield was a multitalented entertainer, but former Twin Cities kids know her best as Carmen the Nurse, one...

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 07:50 PM

Robin Williams tones it down to provide big laughs on 'The Crazy Ones'

A cool and collected Robin Williams? What a concept – and one that works.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 02:00 PM

How Prince ended up on the post-Super Bowl 'New Girl'

A Minnesota legend’s appearance on Zooey Deschanel’s “New Girl” guarantees a purple presence on Super Bowl Sunday.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:49 PM

Zach McGowan lands juicy role in Starz's 'Black Sails'

Actor Zach McGowan reflects on how Carleton College helped prepare him for a roguish role in the new cable adventure “Black Sails.”

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 03:37 PM

Before 'Chicago P.D.,' Patrick Flueger learned his craft in Red Wing

Patrick Flueger’s path to a starring role on NBC’s new Dick Wolf series started in the artistically driven Minnesota river city.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 03:36 PM

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