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 Dec. 12 – 'Champaign, ILL,' Agnostic Front, 'Paris to Pittsburgh'

Boys in the band Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) and Sam Richardson (“Veep”) have proved they can shine in top-notch sitcoms. Their latest venture, “Champaign,…


KQRS stars revisit 50-year saga of Minnesota's most loved/hated station

In their own words, here's how KQ emerged from the underground to become a classic-rock mainstay, a ratings powerhouse — and at times a lightning rod for controversy.


Duluth snags national TV festival — could it be the next Sundance?

ITVFest hopes to do for northern Minnesota what Sundance did for Utah.


Departing KARE 11 anchor Cory Hepola will replace John Hines at WCCO Radio

KARE's Cory Hepola is just the latest television personality who's made the switch to radio.


Season 2 of Amazon's 'Mrs. Maisel' is as marvelous as ever

The year's most celebrated sitcom returns for a second season on Amazon Prime.


TV picks for Nov. 28: 'Vikings,' 'A Legendary Christmas,' 'Homeless to Harvard'

The battle continues “Vikings” returns with Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) discovering that being king isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, with…


TV picks for Nov. 21: 'Final Table,' 'Growing Pains,' 'Double Dare'

Show me that smile again Spend your Thanksgiving holiday with the Seaver family by devouring every single episode of “Growing Pains,” the sitcom that temporarily…


Downtown Minneapolis newspaper the Journal calls it quits

Shrinking ads and a shift in downtown demographics are blamed for its demise.


6 TV greats who shaped star Peter Krause

During two decades in Hollywood, the Minnesota actor has worked for some of TV's sharpest writers. He dished on six key collaborators.


Coen brothers shatter expectations with their new western 'Buster Scruggs'

REVIEW: The Grim Reaper rides high in the Coens' new western.