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
ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson Talk Stadium Renovation, Balancing Academics Steve Goldstein May 25, 2016
'You Can't Kill A Story' Event Marks 40th Anniversary Of Arizona Republic Reporter Don Bolles' Murder Steve Goldstein May 25, 2016
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New Superintendent At Arizona State Schools For The Deaf And Blind Steve Goldstein May 23, 2016
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How Arizona, Western States Plan To Deal With Possible Water Shortages Steve Goldstein May 23, 2016
The State Of Prison Healthcare In Arizona Steve Goldstein May 23, 2016
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Arizona Attorney Expresses Concerns Over Arizona Supreme Court Expansion Steve Goldstein May 19, 2016
Journalist Susan Lisovicz On What It's Like To Cover Wall Street Steve Goldstein May 18, 2016
World Premiere Of 'When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney' At Phoenix Theatre Steve Goldstein May 18, 2016
New Book By ASU Professer Challenges Idea Of Traditional College Path Steve Goldstein May 18, 2016
Movie Critic Bill Goodykoontz Talks 'Money Monster,' 'The Big Short' Steve Goldstein May 18, 2016
Why Is Arizona Proposition 123 Vote So Close? Steve Goldstein May 18, 2016
New Book By Fernanda Santos Focuses On Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots Steve Goldstein May 16, 2016
MIT Physicist Describes Experience At Desert Botanical Garden Light Exhibit Steve Goldstein May 16, 2016
US Airports, Including Phoenix, Consider Replacing TSA Steve Goldstein May 16, 2016
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Delving Into The Popularity Of The Antihero Steve Goldstein May 13, 2016
Joseph Specter Is Arizona Opera's New President Steve Goldstein May 13, 2016
How Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Connects Arizona To International Business Steve Goldstein May 13, 2016
Opponents Of South Mountain Freeway Worry About Environmental Impact, Wells Matthew Casey May 12, 2016
Book Chronicles History Of Baseball In Territorial Arizona Steve Goldstein May 12, 2016
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