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
Eileen Klein exit interview November 14, 2012
El Niño In Arizona: How Much Rain, Snow To Expect This Winter Steve Goldstein October 21, 2015
Election Day and rural Arizona November 08, 2012
Election Day's effect on K-12 education in Arizona November 07, 2012
Election Season Is Picking Up In A Dramatic Way Steve Goldstein July 02, 2014
Eliminating Veteran Homelessness In Phoenix Steve Goldstein November 13, 2013
Elon Musk Looks To Buy Largest Rooftop Solar Installer In Arizona Steve Goldstein June 22, 2016
Energizing Hiring September 07, 2011
Enrollment-Based Classifications On Arizona Schools May Affect Schools, Student-Athletes Steve Goldstein October 06, 2015
Envisioning Arizona's K-12 Education Future Steve Goldstein February 12, 2014
EPA Giving New Mexico $2 Million For Gold King Mine Spill Steve Goldstein March 18, 2016
Eric Anderson Of MAG Discusses South Mountain Freeway Project Steve Goldstein March 11, 2015
ESPN's Kate Fagan Explores Why Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi Play In Russia Steve Goldstein May 11, 2016
Essay Shares Ideas Protecting America's Institutions Steve Goldstein December 08, 2016
Evangelicals push for immigration reform January 14, 2013
Ex-Planned Parenthood CEO Now Helping Women Get More Leadership Posts Steve Goldstein November 30, 2016
Ex-UA Researcher Studying Marijuana As Treatment For PTSD Steve Goldstein June 10, 2015
Examining The History Of The Duel In The Desert August 23, 2013
Examining the impact of the U.S. Airways-American Airlines' merger on Phoenix July 03, 2013
Excessive Heat Expected In Phoenix Area This Week Steve Goldstein June 01, 2016
Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life March 28, 2012
Experimental Philosopher Jonathon Keats Places Millennium Camera In Tempe Steve Goldstein March 06, 2015
Expert: D-Backs Stadium Sale Would Be Unusual Deal Steve Goldstein August 18, 2016
Expert: Expanded Border Wall Would Chill US-Mexico Relations Steve Goldstein July 21, 2016
Experts Discuss How Police Officers Deal With People In Mental Health Crises Steve Goldstein October 01, 2014