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
Best Of KJZZ's Here And Now 2013, Hour Two Steve Goldstein January 01, 2014
Beware Of Canal Bank Closures In 2014 Steve Goldstein December 25, 2013
Beyond Engagement: Catching Up With 'Social Media Stole My Kidney' Steve Goldstein May 21, 2014
Beyond Science Fiction December 21, 2011
Bicycle Master Plan Part Of Phoenix's Transportation Future Steve Goldstein November 20, 2014
Bill proposed to ban bargaining with public employee unions February 01, 2012
Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated March 07, 2012
Billions spent to keep Fido healthy September 19, 2012
Bipartisan group in the U.S. House agrees on immigration reform proposal May 16, 2013
Black Friday Frenzy November 23, 2011
Bleacher Report's Sean Tomlinson On Cardinals' Thursday Night Football Game Steve Goldstein December 11, 2014
Blogger Discusses How Feminism, Conservative Religion Meet Steve Goldstein September 02, 2015
Board of Regents selection causes some controversy March 28, 2012
Bob McManaman Discusses Arizona's Winning Football Season Steve Goldstein November 21, 2014
Book 'Dinner With Churchill' Explores Influential Politician's Life Steve Goldstein October 14, 2015
Book 'Sisters in Law' Shows Impact Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg Had On America Steve Goldstein September 23, 2015
Book Celebrate Arizona's Centennial September 07, 2011
Booties, Sweaters, Massages: Pet Pampering Goes Mainstream Steve Goldstein September 24, 2015
Border Governor's Conference - 20 Years September 28, 2011
Breaking Down The Pearce Recall Process July 20, 2011
Brian Skerry's Ocean Soul March 05, 2012
Bringing Dramatic Twists To A Christmas Ballet Steve Goldstein December 04, 2013
Bringing Life Back To The Arizona Film Industry Steve Goldstein January 15, 2014
Bringing Silicon Valley to the Valley of the Sun April 18, 2012
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