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

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

TV picks for June 23: - "Operation Change,” "The Cast Against 8,” "Under the Dome”

Lawyers in loveDavid Boies and Ted Olson, the lawyers who battled each other in front of the Supreme Court during...

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Ryan Seacrest talks 'American Idol,' Kardashians and more

Ryan Seacrest, the ringmaster of Hollywood, brought his circus act to Minneapolis last week. What he lacks in stature (he’s 5 feet 8, if you must know), he makes up for in power.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 02:19 PM

'Sullivan' star Steve Byrne is feeling Minnesota

The popular comedian and star of the TBS sitcom “Sullivan & Son” explains how he’s almost one of us.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:43 PM

'American Idol' hopefuls flock to Mariucci Arena for auditions

About 2,000 hopefuls showed up Wednesday morning at Mariucci Arena to audition for “American Idol,” the first time the blockbuster show has visited the Twin Cities since 2006.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 09:12 PM

TV picks for June 18: - "The Middle,” "Crazy Heart,” "Hawking”

Bubbling BrookeSummer is a terrific time to catch up on sitcoms that you have been slow to embrace. Put “The...

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 12:21 PM

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