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
Painting Politics And History On The Back Of A Skateboard Steve Goldstein September 08, 2016
Paint PHX Showcase Celebrates Mural Artists In The Valley Steve Goldstein March 05, 2015
Pac-12, Other Conferences Want More Of Their Own Rules Steve Goldstein August 15, 2014
PAC-12 Universities Athletic Programs Aim To Improve Sustainability Steve Goldstein July 09, 2015
Pac-12 conference tries to limit football-related head injuries June 03, 2013
Outspoken Sen. Rich Crandall on the 2013 legislative session June 19, 2013
Outgoing State House Minority Leader On Accomplishments, Disappointments Steve Goldstein December 24, 2014
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Optimistic outlook for 2013 real estate market December 27, 2012
Opposing Views On Phoenix's 'Puppy Mill' Ordinance Steve Goldstein August 14, 2015
Opposing Views On Governor Ducey's K-12 Funding Plan Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
Opposing Sides Weigh In On Phoenix Frank Lloyd Wright House Plan Steve Goldstein May 29, 2015
Opponents Of South Mountain Freeway Worry About Environmental Impact, Wells Matthew Casey May 12, 2016
Open primary goes back to court August 29, 2012
One-Woman Show Explores The Humor Behind The Pain Of Abusive Relationships Steve Goldstein May 06, 2015
On The Line, Firefighters Incarcerated And Free Share Same Goal Steve Goldstein September 26, 2016
Olympic Lesson: "You Can't Be Much Of An Archer Unless You Learn To Let Go" Steve Goldstein July 15, 2016
Officials Testing Unmanned Helicopters To Fight Wildfires Steve Goldstein October 23, 2015
Officials Give Differing Opinions On Proposed Arizona Education Funding Formula Changes Steve Goldstein September 23, 2015
Official: VA Problems Go Far Beyond Wait Times Steve Goldstein June 24, 2014
Officer-Involved Shootings Raise The Question Of Sentencing Guidelines Steve Goldstein March 19, 2014
Obama: Opposition To Immigration Overhaul Could Destroy GOP Steve Goldstein October 10, 2014
Obama nominates Pima County judge for U.S. Attorney March 22, 2012
Obama Administration Moves To Discourage Companies From Moving Overseas Steve Goldstein September 24, 2014
NPR Reporter: Democratic Convention Already 'A Little Crazy' Steve Goldstein July 25, 2016