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
The Effect Of Sinking Gas Prices In The Valley Mark Brodie December 18, 2014
Arizona Immigration Enforcement Policies Continue Losing Streak Jude Joffe-Block December 18, 2014
Robrt Pela: The Tradition Of Holiday Shows Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
What Does The PetSmart Buyout Mean For The Valley Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
Arizona Republic's Rebekah Sanders On Shift In Arizona's Congressional Delegation Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
Sportscaster Al Michaels On Famous Calls Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
A Look Back At Gov. Jan Brewer's 6 Years In Office Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
Navajo Chief Hearing Officer Fired Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
Pima County's Vote To Ban Hiring Of Tobacco Users May Be Delayed Steve Goldstein December 16, 2014
Luis Lopez-Acabal Leaves Church Where He Took Sanctuary Steve Goldstein December 12, 2014
Economic Impact of UA Medical School In Phoenix Steve Goldstein December 12, 2014
ASU Second University To Install Prescription Medicine Vending Machines Steve Goldstein December 12, 2014
Smuggler Sues Over Border Patrol K-9 Bites Steve Goldstein December 12, 2014
Bleacher Report's Sean Tomlinson On Cardinals' Thursday Night Football Game Steve Goldstein December 11, 2014
U.S. Conference Of Mayors Release Survey On Hunger And Homelessness Steve Goldstein December 11, 2014
Pima County Supervisors To Vote On Employee Smoking Ban Steve Goldstein December 11, 2014
A Look At 'We Are The Valley' Series And The Importance Of Community Sarah Ventre December 10, 2014
New Federal Racial Profiling Guidance May Fall Short Jude Joffe-Block December 10, 2014
New Documentary About Steve Nash Now Available Digitally Steve Goldstein December 10, 2014
Allie Bones Of The Arizona Coalition To End Sexual And Domestic Violence Discusses Campus Sexual Assault Steve Goldstein December 10, 2014
State Senate President Andy Biggs On Arizona's Budget Deficit Steve Goldstein December 10, 2014
'The Sweet Science' Of Boxing Creates Bonds In And Out Of The Ring Steve Goldstein December 05, 2014
Al-Anon Offers Support For Those With Loved Ones Affected By Alcoholism Steve Goldstein December 03, 2014
ASU's Men's Hockey Gets A Varsity Promotion, But What About Title IX? Steve Goldstein November 28, 2014
Grand Canyon Artist In Residence Brings Paper Dolls To Life Steve Goldstein November 28, 2014