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

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

Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds a new way to do a variety show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt puts his film career on pause to create “HitRECord TV,” a completely different kind of variety show.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 03:24 PM

Video: Never-broadcast Dick Van Dyke audition

Stan Taffel of Cinecon shows us a rare film audition clip of Dick Van Dyke.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 08:31 AM

In Discovery Channel's 'Klondike,' the elements are part of the action

In Discovery Channel’s “Klondike,” freezing temperatures aren’t the only bitter elements facing the characters.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 03:53 PM

Zach McGowan discusses 'Black Sails' role

Zach McGowan, of Shameless fame, discusses his new role in Starz 'Black Sails' with TV critic Neal Justin.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Can 'Hollywood Hillbillies' help Reelz strike it rich?

“Hollywood Hillbillies” may not be an early Emmy contender, but when it debuts Jan. 21, it has the potential of doing for Reelz what Honey Boo Boo did for TLC

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 04:08 PM

Two film stars drive an intense new TV detective drama

It would have been so easy for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to evolve into an aging Bo and Luke Duke. Instead, they’ve become two of Hollywood’s most intriguing actors, culminating in their work in HBO’s intense “True Detective.”

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:58 PM

Changing the channel: How four cable networks reinvented themselves

If at first you don’t succeed, change everything. Here’s how typical programming has changed on some of our most popular...

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:03 AM

'Downton Abbey' is all about the women this time

Females rule the fourth season of PBS’s wildly successful drama, which returns Sunday night.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 04:50 PM

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