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 Publication Date
General Colin Powell and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on leadership and improving political discourse April 24, 2013
A legislative session progress report with State Senators Steve Farley and Rich Crandall April 24, 2013
Maricopa County considers converting HOV lanes to toll lanes April 24, 2013
Arizona Cardinals' new management prepares for the National Football League draft April 24, 2013
New poll shows Senator McCain's popularity dropping April 24, 2013
Arizona continues its slow economic recovery April 24, 2013
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell calls for more civil conversation April 23, 2013
Legislature will consider more funding for Redistricting Commission April 22, 2013
State Senator may face charges April 18, 2013
Journalist examines Minuteman movement April 18, 2013
Navajo lawmakers put off vote April 17, 2013
Clint Bolick reacts to proposed immigration reform April 17, 2013
Governor Brewer's advisor explains advantages of Medicaid expansion April 17, 2013
Remembering Paolo Soleri at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art April 10, 2013
Attorney General opposes polygamists in northern Arizona, civil unions in southern Arizona April 10, 2013
Social media stole my kidney April 10, 2013
Prosecutors deal with threats from gangs April 10, 2013
Scottsdale brings back ice cream trucks April 10, 2013
Valley physician is part of dream teams fighting cancer March 27, 2013
Will climate change crush Phoenix's future? March 27, 2013
Maricopa County Attorney responds to criticism, addresses immigration reform March 27, 2013
Touring infamous Phoenix with the Hip Historian March 27, 2013
Former Suns' and Diamondbacks' owner says the combination of sports and business in Phoenix is working March 20, 2013
Signs (including the ones that say 'For Sale') are everywhere that the Valley's housing market is recovering March 20, 2013
Grand Canyon University makes the jump to NCAA Division I March 20, 2013