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
Flake looking to Arizona?s open senate seat August 15, 2012
Flake Shares His Reaction To Trump Presidential Victory Steve Goldstein November 11, 2016
Flake: Congress Has Small Window On Immigration Reform Steve Goldstein May 28, 2014
Fluoride in the Phoenix water supply September 12, 2012
Flying Scarfs Provides Economic Opportunities For Afghan Widows Steve Goldstein October 24, 2016
FOIA Requests On Rise, But Fewer Agencies Devoted To Responding Steve Goldstein September 04, 2015
Following the Birds of Paradise February 06, 2013
Food Blog Epicurious Offers Thanksgiving With Southwest Twist Steve Goldstein November 24, 2015
Ford Announces More Driverless Cars, Arizona Chosen As Testing Ground Steve Goldstein January 07, 2016
Former Arizona Congressman set to marry partner this weekend May 14, 2013
Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Discusses Bitter Smith Controversy Steve Goldstein December 02, 2015
Former Arizona Republic Editor Digs Into Arizona's Organized Crime History Steve Goldstein September 14, 2016
Former Arizona Senator Kyl Weighs In On Supreme Court Justice Nomination Steve Goldstein February 17, 2016
Former Astronaut Working To Get Civilians Closer To Space Steve Goldstein December 01, 2016
Former ASU Professor Explains The Art Of Writing July 24, 2013
Former Chief Of Staff To Gov. Brewer On Transitions, State Budget Deficit Steve Goldstein November 19, 2014
Former Congressman Steiger Dies at 83 September 28, 2012
Former GM Proving Grounds changing hands November 27, 2012
Former Intelligence Member Discusses Strategy To Fight Islamic State Steve Goldstein November 25, 2015
Former Lawmaker, Former Legislative Leader Discuss Election Countdown Steve Goldstein October 28, 2015
Former LDS Church Member Launches Steve Goldstein December 27, 2016
Former Leader Of Arizona Science Center Writes First Novel Steve Goldstein June 01, 2016
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will run for governor April 25, 2013
Former Mesa Mayor Sets Goals As Interim Valley Metro CEO Steve Goldstein January 22, 2016
Former Phoenix Suns coach honored April 18, 2012