Steve Goldstein

Host/Producer, The Show

As the host of KJZZ’s The Show, Steve Goldstein‘s main objective is to moderate discussions that are intelligent and productive.

While the show provides an open forum for guests and listeners, there’s one simple rule for all participants: the discourse must be civil.

Goldstein, who has been a host at KJZZ since 2006, understands it’s not about him or his opinion. It’s about giving others the chance to hear from a variety of guests with diverse viewpoints beyond the 15-second sound bite.

Whether it’s the Governor, state legislators, a nationally acclaimed author on a book tour, an expert geneticist or underwater sea explorer, Goldstein does his homework to make sure he’s prepared to ask the right questions and ultimately encourage guests to reveal what listeners want to know.

A self-described political junkie, Goldstein’s bookshelves are full of biographies of the state’s famous and infamous politicians. That love of learning started early on but is not exclusive to politics. He says he’s “always been inquisitive.”

When he’s not working on the next edition of The Show, Goldstein hosts weekday afternoon programs.

Among his proudest achievements is bringing home a Public Radio News Directors, Inc. award for Best Public Affairs Program. Goldstein also shared a PRNDI regional Edward R. Murrow award with KJZZ Reporter Mark Brodie for their investigation into the practice of ticket scalping during Arizona Cardinals games. He also has a number of Associated Press awards for feature and sports reporting.

Goldstein’s work also includes guest hosting Arizona Horizon, a public-affairs show on Eight, Arizona PBS. He also contributes feature stories to Arizona Highways and Phoenix Magazine.

Goldstein joined the KJZZ news team as a part-time weekend host in 1997 and became a full-time host and reporter in 1999. Prior to his career with KJZZ, Goldstein served as the host of a weekly sports talk show, Inside the Game.

Goldstein and his wife, Deanne Poulos live in Scottsdale with their Dalmatian Trudi and playful kitty Betty.

Steve Goldstein
Title Author Publication Date
Bomb Explodes At New York Port Authority Bus Terminal Steve Goldstein December 11, 2017
Survey Shows Impact Of Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Rulings On Public Steve Goldstein August 04, 2017
$2.27 Million Federal Grant To Help With Valley Fever Research Steve Goldstein May 02, 2017
'America In Color' Re-Imagines U.S. History With Colorized Footage Steve Goldstein July 11, 2017
'El Che' Seeks To Understand Man Behind Ubiquitous T-Shirt Steve Goldstein August 24, 2016
'Fun Home,' A Memoir By Alison Bechdel, Now Playing At Gammage Steve Goldstein September 07, 2017
'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. To Perform At ASU West Steve Goldstein October 16, 2017
'Manhood Training' Helps Mentor Boys Of Color Steve Goldstein September 22, 2017
'Quarterback Whisperer' Author Writes About Cardinals' Coach Arians Steve Goldstein September 11, 2017
'Text Neck' A Physical Problem Related To Smartphones Steve Goldstein June 28, 2017
'This Could Be Phoenix' Imagines More Vibrant Downtown Steve Goldstein July 25, 2016
22 National Monument Sites Are Still Under Review Mark Brodie August 07, 2017
71st Annual Tony Awards To Honor Best Of Broadway Steve Goldstein June 09, 2017
Actor John Hodgman Revealing Real Side With George R.R. Martin In Mesa Steve Goldstein November 07, 2017
After 20 Years In Space, Cassini Killed Off On Saturn By NASA Steve Goldstein September 15, 2017
America's Opioid Epidemic Seems To Be Getting Worse Steve Goldstein June 05, 2017
Analysis Of RAISE Act Brings Up Issues Tied To An Economic Effect Steve Goldstein August 17, 2017
Are Americans Celebrating Cinco De Mayo For The Right Reasons? Steve Goldstein May 05, 2017
Are Cuts Parts Of An Overarching Strategy To Kill The ACA Bill? Steve Goldstein October 09, 2017
Are Elected Officials Trying To Do Too Much? Steve Goldstein July 17, 2017
Are White House Leaks Self-Serving Or About The Greater Good? Steve Goldstein August 22, 2017
Arizona Arts Commission Grants Benefit 239 Groups Steve Goldstein July 26, 2016
Arizona Board Of Regents President Discusses In-State Tuition Policy Steve Goldstein June 30, 2017
Arizona Department Of Economic Security Gets New Director Steve Goldstein June 12, 2017
Arizona Doctor: Policymakers Not Approaching Opioid Epidemic The Right Way Steve Goldstein September 07, 2017