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


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Arizona Artist Celebrated In 'DeGrazia: The Man and the Myths' Steve Goldstein December 31, 2014
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Arizona Biennial To Open At Tucson Art Museum Steve Goldstein July 22, 2015
Arizona Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Public Buildings Rejected Steve Goldstein March 31, 2015
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Arizona Biomedical Corridor Planned For North Phoenix Steve Goldstein September 12, 2014
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Arizona Board Of Regents Chairman Mark Killian Talks Tuition Steve Goldstein April 22, 2015
Arizona Board Of Regents President Explains Budget Requests Steve Goldstein November 20, 2013
Arizona Board Of Regents President Talks Importance Of Funding, Research At Universities Steve Goldstein January 27, 2016
Arizona Board Of Regents Projects ASU To Have 125K Students By 2025 Steve Goldstein November 24, 2015
Arizona Board of Regents To Consider Tuition Proposals Steve Goldstein May 01, 2015
Arizona Board Of Regents To Support Ducey's Proposed Budget Steve Goldstein January 23, 2017
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
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