Neal Justin | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Media

Neal Justin covers the entertainment world, primarily TV and radio. He also reviews stand-up comedy. Justin is the founder of JCamp, a non-profit program for high-school journalists, and works on many fronts to further diversity in newsrooms. 

Justin is currently president of UNITY, co-chair of the Star Tribune News Guild and teaches at Minnesota State University. He is a former governing board member of the Asian American Journalists Association and Minnesota chapter president for AAJA.


Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 18 – 'West Side Story,' 'Unbelievable,' 'American Horror Story'

Reason to believe Toni Collette and Merritt Wever don’t appear until the second episode of “Unbelievable.” It’s worth the wait. The two Emmy winners…


Why comedian Emily Galati left New York to make Minneapolis her home

She performed on "Conan" and wrote for "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj." But she's "just not a big city person."


Women, minorities take center stage in Ken Burns' 16-hour 'Country Music'

Women and minorities take center stage in Ken Burns' epic documentary "Country Music."


Minnesota comedian Kulap Vilaysack shares a dark family secret in an emotional documentary

Comedian Kulap Vilaysack makes a film about a secret that nearly tore her Minnesota family apart.


TV picks for Aug. 21: 'This Way Up,' 'Ghost Hunters,' 'Psychic Kids'

Up, up and away Aisling Bea is the writer and star of “This Way Up,” a brilliant new comedy about an English teacher who…


Calmed down and sobered up, Minneapolis-bred comedian gets her first Amazon special

Twin Cities-bred comic Alice Wetterlund has calmed down and sobered up. But she can still kick your butt.


Louie Anderson will say goodbye to 'Baskets' in Minnesota: 'I'm far from being done'

The Emmy-winning Minnesota native is "full of gratitude" as his show ends.


TV picks for Aug. 14: 'Danny's House,' 'Alternate Endings,' 'David Makes Man'

The farewell The title of “Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America” says it all. The documentary shares stories from a half-dozen different…


With new AMC series, 'Star Trek' veteran George Takei confronts real-life horror

The "Star Trek" legend and AMC team up to shine a light on one of the most tragic chapters in American history.


TV picks for Aug. 12: 'Family Pictures,' 'The Terror: Infamy,' 'Straight Up Steve Austin'

Snap judgments Photographer Thomas Allen Harris asks folks to share their “Family Pictures,” revealing an intimate history of America in this three-part series that…