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
Report Discusses Arizona Juvenile Justice, Policies Steve Goldstein January 27, 2016
Replacing City Manager David Cavazos August 21, 2013
Rep. Sinema On VA Health System, US Air Strikes Against ISIS Steve Goldstein September 24, 2014
Rep. Schweikert Discusses What Congress Can Accomplish After Recess Steve Goldstein September 03, 2014
Rep. Ruben Gallego: Americans 'Sick Of All This Gun Violence And No Action' Steve Goldstein June 29, 2016
Rep. Gallego Discusses Trump, What Dems Need To Do To Regain Power Steve Goldstein November 30, 2016
Renovating Phoenix Sky Harbor's Terminals 2 And 3 Steve Goldstein November 06, 2013
Remembering William French September 04, 2013
Remembering Paolo Soleri at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art April 10, 2013
Remembering Local Japanese American Speaker Masaji Inoshita Steve Goldstein July 29, 2015
Remembering Jack Ross and Acquanetta January 23, 2013
Remembering former Arizona Attorney General Gary Nelson June 05, 2013
Remembering Don Bolles, The Arizona Project Steve Goldstein June 02, 2016
Relief May Be Coming In Arizona Judicial Shortage Steve Goldstein January 17, 2014
Relationship Between Construction And Real Estate Can Lead To Job Growth Steve Goldstein November 29, 2013
Regents' Chair on choosing a new board president October 11, 2012
Regents Approve U Of A Biosciences Building In Phoenix Steve Goldstein June 06, 2014
Reforming Arizona's justice of the peace system June 12, 2013
Redistricting's impact on the Mountain West November 21, 2012
Recounting A Childhood Along Route 66 Steve Goldstein August 13, 2014
Record February Temperatures May Be Indication Of Urban Heat Waves Steve Goldstein February 20, 2015
Recognizing the importance of arts and culture in American society March 13, 2013
Recent Storms In California Will Help With State's Drought Steve Goldstein January 12, 2017
Recent Report Determines Which Cities Attract Young People Steve Goldstein October 29, 2014
Recall effort targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio again February 27, 2013