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
Documentary 'Beyond the Mirage' Explores Future Of Arizona's Water Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Documentary Focuses On Water Issues Throughout Arizona History Steve Goldstein October 28, 2015
Documentary Of Roy Orbison's Life, Career Premieres In Tempe Steve Goldstein March 23, 2016
Documentary Recounts Events Leading Up To Sweat Lodge Deaths, Ray's Career Steve Goldstein November 28, 2016
Does 'Book Of Mormon' Mock Religion With Affection Or Disrespect? Steve Goldstein October 21, 2015
Does Arizona have enough water to deal with drought and other challenges? June 05, 2013
Does Donald Trump On GOP Ticket Put Arizona In Play In November? Steve Goldstein June 01, 2016
Does Health Care Choice Include Grow-Your-Own Medical Marijuana? August 26, 2013
Does Home-Field Advantage In Sports Really Matter? Steve Goldstein March 13, 2015
Does Making Snow Make Sense For The Valley's Water Supply? Steve Goldstein December 22, 2016
Does Mexico Have A Truly Free Press? Steve Goldstein March 19, 2015
Does The ASU Tuition Partnership With Starbucks Make Sense? Steve Goldstein June 18, 2014
Does This Year's Oscar Nominees Indicate Sea Change In Diversity? Steve Goldstein January 27, 2017
Dog Attacks And Bites Increase Statewide Steve Goldstein April 02, 2014
Donald Critchlow Lays Out Strategies For Republican Party In 'Future Right' Steve Goldstein May 11, 2016
Double-Entendre Ads For My Sister’s Closet Pulled By Valley Metro Steve Goldstein May 01, 2015
Doug Ducey Gets Profile Article In Conservative Publication Steve Goldstein December 16, 2015
Douglas Weighs In On K-12 Issues, Ducey's Proposed Budget Steve Goldstein January 24, 2017
Downtown Phoenix Sheraton Grand Hotel Officially For Sale Steve Goldstein December 18, 2015
DPS: Rubbernecking Is Distracted Driving, Too Steve Goldstein April 30, 2014
Dr. Andrew Weil's new Integrative Health Center opens in Phoenix November 02, 2012
Dr. Carlos Gonzales Discusses Shortage Of Doctors In Rural Arizona Steve Goldstein April 23, 2015
Drought Is Bad In Arizona, But Worse In Surrounding States Steve Goldstein May 21, 2015
Drought, Climate Change May Cause Mega Fires To Hit Southwest Steve Goldstein November 25, 2015
Ducey Addresses Water Concerns To Ensure Long Term Security Steve Goldstein January 13, 2016