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.


9 great documentaries to feed your Olympic fever

These documentary films are the next best thing to watching the postponed Games.


Despite the pandemic, the show goes on in Medora, N.D.

A North Dakota road trip leads to relatively healthy Medora, where the summer performance season is still going strong.


WCCO news anchor Ali Lucia is leaving the station

WCCO’s Ali Lucia is signing off from the Twin Cities. The journalist announced on social media that Friday will be her last day at the…


'Muppets Now,' 'The Swamp,' 'Immigration Nation' and other shows our TV critic is watching

Missed connection The last time Kermit and company lifted the curtain it was for “The Muppets,” ABC’s short-lived mockumentary series that took a lot of…


Andrew Zimmern wins Emmy for his Travel Channel series

"The Zimmern List" was named TV's best travel and adventure program.


The biggest snubs and surprises from this year's Emmy nominations

“Watchmen,” a bold departure from the comic book that inspired it, flexed its super-strength Tuesday with a field-leading 26 Emmy nominations, proof that HBO still…


The 10 greatest TV shows we wish we could binge – but can't

These influential TV series are not available on any streaming services. Hollywood should fix that.


Dana Wessel and Ben Holsen dropped from GO 96.3 FM morning show

Twin Cities radio personalities Dana Wessel and Ben Holsen, co-hosts of Go 96.3's "Ben and Dana Show," have lost their morning gig.Wessel announced on social…


'Bachelor' alternatives: 6 new dating shows that will win your heart

These six relationship series deserve a rose.


The return of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and other shows our TV critic recommends this week

Race relations In the very first episode of “United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell,” the host made headlines by attending a KKK rally.…