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
Arizona Board Of Regents Welcomes Two New Members Steve Goldstein March 12, 2014
Arizona Board To Request More Funding To Public In-State University Students Steve Goldstein September 30, 2015
Arizona Capitol Times: Update On Legislative Session's Progress, Shortcomings Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
Arizona Cardinals Beat Reporter Kent Somers Weighs In On The NFL Draft Steve Goldstein April 30, 2015
Arizona Cardinals Expected To Make Playoffs Despite Lack Of Success Historically Steve Goldstein September 11, 2015
Arizona Cardinals' new management prepares for the National Football League draft April 24, 2013
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Arizona Chief Justice Aims To Improve How Courts Work Steve Goldstein January 08, 2016
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Arizona Commission On The Arts Embraces Creative Aging Movement Steve Goldstein September 03, 2015
Arizona Congress Members Have Mixed Views Over Syria September 06, 2013
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon Won't Run For Reelection Steve Goldstein February 25, 2016
Arizona Congressman Supports Act To Remove 'Alien' From Immigration Vernacular Steve Goldstein November 19, 2015
Arizona continues its slow economic recovery April 24, 2013
Arizona Coyotes Work To Get Back On Track Steve Goldstein February 19, 2016
Arizona Dad Challenges Common Perceptions Of Living With HIV Steve Goldstein May 27, 2015
Arizona Daily Star Cartoonist Talks Satire, Favorite Targets Steve Goldstein September 16, 2015
Arizona DCS Director Talks Concerns, Plans For Child-Welfare Agency Steve Goldstein June 03, 2015
Arizona Debates If Medical Marijuana Card Can Save A Driver From DUI Charge Steve Goldstein November 24, 2015
Arizona Debates Impact Of K-12 Funding Proposition 123 Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality To See New Leadership Steve Goldstein August 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Racing Wants To Authorize Phone Betting For Valley Race Track Steve Goldstein February 06, 2015
Arizona Economic Security Department Enacts Dramatic Changes Steve Goldstein October 28, 2015
Arizona ELL Students No Longer Forced Into 4-Hour Immersion Block Steve Goldstein October 01, 2015