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
How Media Can Cover Business Without Selling Out Steve Goldstein March 25, 2016
How Medical Professionals Protect Themselves From Infectious Disease Steve Goldstein August 01, 2014
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How Museums And Organizations Promote Contemporary Art In The Valley Steve Goldstein May 13, 2015
How No-Burn Days Affect The Valley's Air Quality Steve Goldstein January 07, 2015
How Often Are Fictional Names Written Into Election Ballots? Steve Goldstein November 06, 2014
How Organizations Are Monitored To Regulate Charity Fraud Steve Goldstein May 20, 2015
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How The Death Of A Deputy Will Affect MCSO Racial Profiling Lawsuit Steve Goldstein May 21, 2014
How The DOJ Lawsuit Against Airline Merger Will Affect Consumers August 14, 2013
How The Foundation Of College Sports Is Changing Steve Goldstein June 11, 2014
How The Voting Rights Act Impacts Voting In Arizona Steve Goldstein March 25, 2016
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How Will Getting Rid Of AIMS Testing Affect Arizona Students Steve Goldstein March 06, 2015
How Will Immigration Be Addressed In The Upcoming Presidential Campaign? Steve Goldstein July 15, 2015
How Will Recent Supreme Court Decisions And Presidential Race Affect Civil Discourse? Steve Goldstein July 01, 2015
How Will The Suns Adjust Marketing Efforts After Dragic? Steve Goldstein February 20, 2015
How Will The Suns' Draft Go After Than Better-Than-Expected Season? Steve Goldstein June 25, 2014
How Will The Supreme Court's Redistricting Decision Affect Congressional Races? Steve Goldstein July 01, 2015