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
Growing Tensions Between U.S., North Korea Getting More Attention Steve Goldstein April 17, 2017
Last Day For Tucson Residents To Register To Vote In City Election Steve Goldstein April 17, 2017
Friday Newscap: April 14, 2017 Steve Goldstein April 14, 2017
Maricopa County Recorder's Office Names New Elections Director Mark Brodie April 14, 2017
How Significant Is U.S. Dropping Megabomb In Afghanistan? Steve Goldstein April 14, 2017
Suspect Arrested In 2010 Murder Of Border Patrol Agent Michel Marizco April 13, 2017
What Are The Trends For This Year's Hugo Awards Nominees? Steve Goldstein April 13, 2017
Professor's Project Highlights Stories In African-American Papers Steve Goldstein April 13, 2017
Legislative Majorities Continue To Modify Citizen-Initiatives Bill Steve Goldstein April 13, 2017
Valley Author Writing About Marketing Pioneer 'Arizona John' Burke Steve Goldstein April 12, 2017
How Will Trucking Megamerger Impact The Valley? Steve Goldstein April 12, 2017
Penzone: Private Prisons A Threat To County Jails Mark Brodie April 12, 2017
Are Video Games, Virtual Reality To Blame For Violence? Steve Goldstein April 12, 2017
What Is A Hyperloop, And How Can It Revolutionize Travel? Steve Goldstein April 11, 2017
2 Democrats Deciding To Challenge Republican Incumbents Steve Goldstein April 11, 2017
Airline Quality Rating Finds Consumer Satisfaction Mostly Up Steve Goldstein April 10, 2017
Researcher Helps Students Combine Their Faith, Science Steve Goldstein April 10, 2017
Professor Examines Political Emotions, Impact Of Elections Steve Goldstein April 10, 2017
Friday Newscap: April 7, 2017 Steve Goldstein April 07, 2017
Law Professor Weighs In On Gorsuch's Confirmation Steve Goldstein April 07, 2017
Physicist's Book Explores If Science, Religion Are Compatible Steve Goldstein April 06, 2017
How Will New Freedom For Pharmaceuticals Affect Arizona? Steve Goldstein April 06, 2017
What Potential Impact On Arizona Will H1-B Visa Scrutiny Have? Steve Goldstein April 06, 2017
House Resolution Causing Concerns About Ethics, Genetic Screening Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017
Maricopa County Attorney Discusses Victims' Rights Week Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017

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