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 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
Water Index Measures Arizona's Water Supply Use Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
Walter Cronkite?s Valley connection June 06, 2012
Wallow Fire Aftermath July 13, 2011
Wallace And Ladmo Sculpture To Be Placed At Phoenix Herberger Theater Steve Goldstein December 09, 2015
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
Voting In Person Tuesday? Here's What To Know Jude Joffe-Block August 29, 2016
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
Velocity Partnership Aims To Advance The Valley's Economy Steve Goldstein July 15, 2015
Valley-Based Sweet Republic On List Of Best Frozen Desserts In America Steve Goldstein August 27, 2014
Valley Unlikely To Be Disrupted By A National Disaster Steve Goldstein September 05, 2014
Valley Theater Initiative Looks To Promote Women Steve Goldstein February 19, 2015
Valley Resorts Try To Stay Ahead With Luxury Upgrades Steve Goldstein June 12, 2015