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
An Update On Yarnell Residents July 10, 2013
Analyst Discusses Arizona Sen. John McCain's 6th Term Race Steve Goldstein December 09, 2015
Analyzing Arizona's Political Future September 25, 2013
Analyzing Phoenix's Bond Rating Drop Steve Goldstein December 27, 2013
Analyzing The Race for Phoenix Mayor August 03, 2011
Analyzing the SB 1070 arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court April 25, 2012
Ancestors Nearly 2,000 Years Ago Used Caffeine Via Holly, Cacao Steve Goldstein September 11, 2015
Andrei Cherny on Redistricting October 05, 2011
Andrei Cherny will run for District 9 February 15, 2012
Andrew Thomas for Governor? November 14, 2012
Andrew Thomas Hearing September 14, 2011
Ann Kirkpatrick Talks ISIS, Immigration, Affordable Care Act Steve Goldstein December 16, 2015
Ann Morton's 'Ground Cover' On Roosevelt Row Steve Goldstein December 06, 2013
Ann Romney Discusses Life With Multiple Sclerosis In New Book Steve Goldstein December 02, 2015
Anne A. Wilson's Novel Is Based On Her Experience As A Navy Pilot Steve Goldstein June 03, 2015
Apache Junction Considers Putting Ads On City Vehicles Steve Goldstein January 22, 2015
Apollo Education Group And Other For-Profit Schools Are Struggling Steve Goldstein July 02, 2015
Apollo Group to make major cuts October 16, 2012
Appeals court issues ruling on proposed Tohono O'odham casino May 20, 2013
Appeals Court: DREAMers Can Get Arizona Driver's Licenses Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
APS Proposes Big Changes Steve Goldstein June 01, 2016
Archaeologist William Saturno Talks Desert Excavations And The Mayan Calendar Steve Goldstein November 19, 2014
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