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
Is Utah's senior senator too old? September 19, 2012
Israel's New Rep for the Southwest November 02, 2011
Issues Draw Attention, Candidates Gain Momentum In GOP Debate Steve Goldstein November 11, 2015
Issues Related To Digitizing Arizona's Historic Records Steve Goldstein August 13, 2015
J.A. Jance Talks Characters, Settings, Life As Powerful Female Writer Steve Goldstein September 16, 2015
Jack Pfister Skirted Ideology and Ego, Pushed Progress In Arizona Through Reason Steve Goldstein October 21, 2015
Jack Stripling Talks About ASU President Micheal Crow's Impact On Higher Education Steve Goldstein April 29, 2015
Jana Bommersbach On Her New Novel 'Cattle Kate' Steve Goldstein October 15, 2014
Jared Lee Loughner: Trying Mentally Ill Suspects September 21, 2011
Jenna Novak On Human Trafficking Activity In Arizona Steve Goldstein February 06, 2015
Jennifer Dokes On 30 Years In Arizona Newspapers, Connecting With Community Steve Goldstein December 24, 2014
Jennifer Richter On The Future Of Nukes Steve Goldstein December 04, 2013
Jenny Mollen Wants You To Follow Her On Twitter Steve Goldstein June 25, 2014
Jenny Mollen Wants You To Follow Her On Twitter Steve Goldstein December 31, 2014
Jeremy Duda Of Arizona Capitol Times Discusses Rideshare Regulations, Open Primary Steve Goldstein April 22, 2015
Jerry Colangelo Talks Commerce October 26, 2011
Jerry Lewis on the importance of cooperation January 16, 2013
Jewish Bakery Karsh's Closing Comes As A Surprise To Many Steve Goldstein March 26, 2014
Jim Small On Arizona Politics Leading Up To General Election Steve Goldstein September 17, 2014
John Feinblatt Discusses Immigration-Reform Campaign To Attract Skilled Workers Steve Goldstein April 01, 2015
Jon Kyl's papers donated to the University of Arizona October 24, 2012
Jon Talton Says Phoenix Needs a Call to Action August 12, 2011
Jon Talton talks about Phoenix v. Seattle and his latest Phoenix-based mystery May 15, 2013
Jose Antonio Vargas On His Film ' Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American' Steve Goldstein May 09, 2014
Journalist Andrew Sharp On The Suns Season And Playoff Chances Steve Goldstein February 11, 2015