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


Title Author Publication Date
Arizona Democratic Party Struggles, Despite Respected Candidates Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality To See New Leadership Steve Goldstein August 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Racing Wants To Authorize Phone Betting For Valley Race Track Steve Goldstein February 06, 2015
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Chief Pitches Lifelong Learning As Part Of Success Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
Arizona Economic Security Department Enacts Dramatic Changes Steve Goldstein October 28, 2015
Arizona Economy Heats Up Amid National Slowdown Steve Goldstein June 22, 2016
Arizona ELL Students No Longer Forced Into 4-Hour Immersion Block Steve Goldstein October 01, 2015
Arizona Employees Sue Amazon Over Independent Contractor Status Steve Goldstein January 15, 2016
Arizona Farmers, Ranchers Rethink Water Use Steve Goldstein June 16, 2016
Arizona GOP Voters Undecided For Governor - Could It Be Andrew Thomas? Steve Goldstein July 30, 2014
Arizona Gov. Ducey's Education Plan Draws Opposing Views Steve Goldstein June 05, 2015
Arizona Governor, Treasurer At Odds Over Proposition 123 Steve Goldstein May 11, 2016
Arizona group under fire for influence in California election October 31, 2012
Arizona Groups Launch Job Creation Progress Meter Steve Goldstein May 27, 2016
Arizona Growers Worry Argentine Lemons Might Sour Local Business Steve Goldstein June 09, 2016
Arizona High Court: Consumer Fraud Law Covers Prescription Drug Sales Steve Goldstein January 22, 2016
Arizona High-School Teacher Inspires Students, Gets Tattoo Of Their Names Steve Goldstein February 20, 2017
Arizona Highways Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary With Special Edition Steve Goldstein March 12, 2015
Arizona Highways Recommends 'Relatively Undiscovered' Sycamore Canyon Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
Arizona Hip Hop Duo Finds Music Inspiration From Immigration And Border Issues Steve Goldstein May 14, 2015
Arizona Historian Jack August Named Director Of Museum And History Steve Goldstein January 13, 2016
Arizona Hosts All-Star Game July 06, 2011
Arizona House Speaker Candidates Try To Rally Support Steve Goldstein July 11, 2016
Arizona House Speaker Explains Why He Stopped Riot Bill Steve Goldstein February 28, 2017
Arizona House Speaker-Elect Mesnard Discusses Priorities, Term Limits Steve Goldstein November 17, 2016