Steve Goldstein photoAs the host of KJZZ’s local edition of Here and Now, 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 hosting the show 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 Here and Now, 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.

Contact Steve Goldstein at 480-774-8235 or sgoldstein@rioradio.org.

 

Title Author Publication Date
Poets Are Feuding In The Valley In War Of Words Steve Goldstein January 12, 2017
LA Times Columnist: McCain Should Lead Charge To Keep Trump Accountable Steve Goldstein January 12, 2017
Terros Health CEO Talks About Current State Of Opioid Addiction Steve Goldstein January 10, 2017
How Do We Truly Become Communities? Steve Goldstein January 10, 2017
Arizona Sen. Lesko Weighs In On Ducey's State Of The State Address Steve Goldstein January 10, 2017
Phoenix Budget Director Barton Responds To DiCiccio's Budget Concerns Steve Goldstein January 10, 2017
ASU President Crow Discusses How Arizona Can Be More Competitive Steve Goldstein January 10, 2017
Arizona Sen. Farley Discusses Goals For 2017 Session Steve Goldstein January 09, 2017
Maricopa County Recorder's Office Using Hacker Team To Test Voting System Steve Goldstein January 09, 2017
Where Do Changes In Republic Sports Section Fit In With Sports Journalism? Steve Goldstein January 09, 2017
DiCiccio Calls For 'Strategic Plan' For Phoenix Steve Goldstein January 09, 2017
Confused Over TSA ID Guidelines? Travelers United Chairman Explains Steve Goldstein January 06, 2017
Study Examines Art Therapy For Alzheimer's, Dementia Steve Goldstein January 06, 2017
Gaming Conference Under Way In Scottsdale Steve Goldstein January 06, 2017
Russian Hacking Concerns Create Rift Among GOP Officials In Arizona Steve Goldstein January 05, 2017
Study: More Kids Playing Football In Arizona, Even As U.S. Rate Drops Steve Goldstein January 05, 2017
Rodeo Photographer Mia Larocque Showcases Her Love Of The West Steve Goldstein January 05, 2017
Speculation Remains Over Who Trump Will Name For VA Secretary Steve Goldstein January 04, 2017
What Are Other States Doing On Immigration Enforcement? Steve Goldstein January 04, 2017
Arizona, Nevada, California Working To Cooperate On Drought Contingency Plan Steve Goldstein January 03, 2017
Jurors To Decide Whether Church Killer Will Be Executed Or Spend Life In Prison Steve Goldstein January 03, 2017
Newly Elected Rep. O'Halleran Weighs In On ACA, Ethics In Congress Steve Goldstein January 03, 2017
Why Do Video Games Still Have A Hold On Us? Steve Goldstein January 02, 2017
New Home-Sharing Law Takes Effect In Arizona Steve Goldstein January 02, 2017
Reviewing 2016: Celebrities, Presidential Election And Sheriff Joe Arpaio Steve Goldstein December 28, 2016

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