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
What Did It Take To Develop Film At The Bottom Of The Grand Canyon? Steve Goldstein July 18, 2014
What Did Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission Accomplish Steve Goldstein March 04, 2015
What Can Be Expected From The First Republican Debate Of The 2016 Presidential Campaign Steve Goldstein August 05, 2015
What Can Arizona Do To Reduce The Number Of High-School Dropouts? Steve Goldstein July 31, 2015
What Aspects Of State Education Standards Need To Improve Steve Goldstein March 25, 2015
What Arizona's New Budget Means For State Education And Other Issues Mark Brodie March 05, 2015
What Ann Kirkpatrick's Bid For Senate Seat Means For Democrats, John McCain Steve Goldstein May 27, 2015
What Above Normal Temperatures Now Can Mean For This Summer Steve Goldstein April 09, 2014
What A New Child Protective Services May Look Like Steve Goldstein January 15, 2014
What A Lake Mead Water Level Drop Means For Phoenix Steve Goldstein July 09, 2014
Wetter than average monsoon in the Valley October 02, 2012
Weighing In On Whether College Student Athletes Should Get Paid September 06, 2013
Website Launched To Improve Communication Between Phoenix And Mexico Steve Goldstein September 03, 2015
Water Policy Expert Sandra Postel On Water Supply In The West Steve Goldstein November 12, 2014
Walter Cronkite?s Valley connection June 06, 2012
Wallow Fire Aftermath July 13, 2011
Wal-Mart and alleged bribery in Mexico January 10, 2013
Waiting Times Can Affect Your Health Steve Goldstein March 07, 2014
W.P. Carey's Tim James Talks About The Future Of Legalized Sports Gambling Steve Goldstein November 19, 2014
W.P. Carey School Of Business To Introduce Large Landowner Initiative Steve Goldstein February 04, 2015
W.P. Carey School Of Business Dean Amy Hillman Discusses Women In Leadership Roles Steve Goldstein February 06, 2015
VP Of ASU Athletics Talks About The Recent Momentum Of The School's Sports Teams Steve Goldstein April 15, 2015
Voters Attracted To Ease Of Early Voting Steve Goldstein August 01, 2014
Views on the Jodi Arias from inside and outside the courtroom May 08, 2013
Vetoes And More From The State Capitol Steve Goldstein April 23, 2014