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
Unofficial Historian Bob Boze Bell Discusses His New Book About Strange Arizona History Steve Goldstein April 15, 2015
University Of Phoenix Parent Group Under Federal Review Steve Goldstein July 15, 2014
University Of Arizona Acquires 45-Acre Ranch In Cornville Steve Goldstein July 24, 2015
United Airlines To Outsource 600 Jobs Steve Goldstein July 08, 2014
Understanding And Prosecuting 'Mercy Killings' August 21, 2013
Undersea explorer Kenny Broad November 28, 2012
UA Sociology Students Study Poverty In Tucson Steve Goldstein May 28, 2015
UA President Discusses Gov. Ducey's Proposed Budget Cuts To Universities Steve Goldstein February 18, 2015
U.S. Senate candidates Richard Carmona and Jeff Flake October 17, 2012
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U.S. Attorney on medical marijuana, politics August 16, 2012
U.S. Airways' merger with American Airlines moves closer to completion June 04, 2013
U of A Basketball Team Makes An Impact On Tucson And Nation Steve Goldstein December 20, 2013
Two Former Utah Attorneys General Arrested In Bribery Investigation Steve Goldstein July 16, 2014
Two Ancient Village Sites Discovered In Petrified Forest Steve Goldstein October 10, 2014
Twice As Many Lawsuits Filed Against Valley Restaurants And Resorts This Year Steve Goldstein April 11, 2014
Twenty-five years of ADEQ December 21, 2012
Turn Around Bright-Eyed: The Dan Band Brings Parody To Tempe Steve Goldstein July 11, 2014
Tucson's Body Love Conference Addresses Issues Of Self Image Steve Goldstein June 05, 2015
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Tucson Trauma Surgeon Recalls Giffords Shooting Steve Goldstein June 18, 2014
Tucson representative Dan Patterson remains in office April 04, 2012
Tucson Project White House January 11, 2012
Tucson Fire Captain David Watson Accused Of Killing Ex-Wife, 2 Others Steve Goldstein April 28, 2015
Trying To Stump Flagstaff's Quiz Show Master Steve Goldstein May 16, 2014