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 sgoldstein@rioradio.org.

 

Title Author Publication Date
'Rail Rodeo,' National Transportation Conference Roll Into Phoenix Steve Goldstein June 15, 2016
National Review Cover Story Draws Praise, Criticism For Gov. Ducey Steve Goldstein June 15, 2016
National Women's Summit Works Toward Gender Equality Steve Goldstein June 14, 2016
Scouts Expand Beyond 'Largest Girl-Run Business' To Science Education Steve Goldstein June 14, 2016
Arizona Highways Recommends 'Relatively Undiscovered' Sycamore Canyon Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
Attorney: Miranda Case Raised Awareness Of Constitutional Rights Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
Phoenix Police Spokesman Hangs Up His Badge After 30 Years On The Force Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
Search For UA President's Replacement To Start Before Year's End Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
FBI Investigating 2014 Arizona Election Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
Automated Robots Gobble Up Manufacturing Jobs Steve Goldstein June 10, 2016
Nail Artists, Musicians, Chefs Among The Valley's 100 Creatives Steve Goldstein June 10, 2016
Gravity, 336-Mile Canal Pump Water Through Arizona's CAP Steve Goldstein June 10, 2016
Arizona Universities Count On Federal Connections Amid Flagging State Support Steve Goldstein June 09, 2016
Arizona Growers Worry Argentine Lemons Might Sour Local Business Steve Goldstein June 09, 2016
Documentarian Logs 50,000 Miles Chasing Arizona Monsoon Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
Tucson Author Explores Impact of Women In Softball Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Chief Pitches Lifelong Learning As Part Of Success Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
ASU Academy Aims To Develop Future Leaders Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
Valley Faces Second Day Of High Pollution Advisory Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
Arizona Democratic Party Struggles, Despite Respected Candidates Steve Goldstein June 08, 2016
School Of Luthiery Marks 40 Years Of Guitar Making In Phoenix Steve Goldstein June 06, 2016
What Does Cyber Security HQ Move Mean For The Valley? Steve Goldstein June 06, 2016
Phoenix Police Chief Finalists Face City Council Forum Steve Goldstein June 06, 2016
Muhammad Ali's Impact On Raising Money For Parkinson's Research Steve Goldstein June 06, 2016
Arizona Sets Aside $40M To Promote Phoenix International Raceway Steve Goldstein June 03, 2016

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