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
One-Woman Show Explores The Humor Behind The Pain Of Abusive Relationships Steve Goldstein May 06, 2015
Open primary goes back to court August 29, 2012
Opposing Sides Weigh In On Phoenix Frank Lloyd Wright House Plan Steve Goldstein May 29, 2015
Opposing Views On Governor Ducey's K-12 Funding Plan Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
Optimistic outlook for 2013 real estate market December 27, 2012
Outgoing State House Minority Leader On Accomplishments, Disappointments Steve Goldstein December 24, 2014
Outspoken Sen. Rich Crandall on the 2013 legislative session June 19, 2013
Pac-12 conference tries to limit football-related head injuries June 03, 2013
PAC-12 Universities Athletic Programs Aim To Improve Sustainability Steve Goldstein July 09, 2015
Pac-12, Other Conferences Want More Of Their Own Rules Steve Goldstein August 15, 2014
Paint PHX Showcase Celebrates Mural Artists In The Valley Steve Goldstein March 05, 2015
Paleoanthropologist Don Johanson Remembers 'Lucy,' His Famous Fossil Discovery Steve Goldstein February 12, 2015
Paolo Soleri's Influence Is Shown In New Documentary October 11, 2013
Park Service: US Trails, Campgrounds Need $11.5B In Improvements Steve Goldstein March 24, 2015
Paul Babeu denies he made threats and declares homosexuality February 22, 2012
Paul Kinsinger Offers Insight Into Mueller Family's Concerns On Government Policy Steve Goldstein February 25, 2015
Pearce Defeated, Lewis Victorious November 09, 2011
Pension Reform Proposition To Be Considered By First Citizens' Initiative Review Steve Goldstein September 17, 2014
Peoria's Theater Works Performs Sensory-Friendly Show For Kids With Developmental Disabilities Steve Goldstein May 22, 2015
Performer Herbert Siguenza Discusses 'A Weekend With Pablo Picasso' Steve Goldstein April 29, 2015
Pete Rose Wants Lifetime Baseball Ban Lifted Steve Goldstein March 17, 2015
Phil Gordon on the Next Mayor's Challenges August 09, 2011
PHIL Talks Organizer Discusses Event's Debut Steve Goldstein September 10, 2014
Philanthropy in the Valley: remembering Virginia G. Piper February 01, 2012
Phoenix And Tucson Make Innovative Water Conservation Deal Steve Goldstein October 03, 2014