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
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
Realtor Discusses Future Of Arizona's Housing Market Steve Goldstein December 23, 2015
Realities Of Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression Steve Goldstein March 10, 2016
Real Estate Websites Zillow, Trulia To Merge Steve Goldstein August 06, 2014
Real Estate issues and the 2013 legislative session December 28, 2012
Reactions to Obama's immigration executive order June 20, 2012
Reactions to Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget January 23, 2013
Reactions to a S.A.N.E. proposal for immigration reform December 13, 2012
Reaction To Replacement Of Department Of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan Steve Goldstein February 11, 2015
Reaction To Donald Trump Compared To 1964 Campaign Of Barry Goldwater Steve Goldstein May 25, 2016
Reaching for a Better Economy December 14, 2011
Rare Big Theater, Small Theater Collaboration In 'Sex With Strangers' Show Steve Goldstein September 23, 2015
Ranking Arizona's 22 Governors Steve Goldstein July 16, 2014
Rain Finally Predicted This Weekend Steve Goldstein February 28, 2014
Radio Waves Reach Farthest Corners Of Native Communities Steve Goldstein July 19, 2016
Race For Phoenix Mayor Heats Up August 17, 2011
Quenching The Desert's Thirst August 24, 2011
Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney On The U.S. Conference Of Mayors Steve Goldstein January 23, 2015
Pundits Review Arizona Politics 2011 and Preview 2012 December 28, 2011