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
The Latest In Arizona's Hot Congressional District Races Steve Goldstein July 30, 2014
The intersection of science, politics and social outcomes September 12, 2012
The intersection of energy and national security June 05, 2013
The influence of Native American voters November 08, 2012
The impact of NAFTA on Arizona September 05, 2012
The impact of gas prices on politics February 29, 2012
The Impact Of Bank Layoffs In The Valley September 25, 2013
The impact of Arizona v. California on Arizona's water supply June 05, 2013
The Gin Blossoms' Doug Hopkins Still A Major Impact On Tempe's Music Community Steve Goldstein November 19, 2014
The future of photo enforcement in Arizona March 13, 2013
The Future Of Funding Biosciences Steve Goldstein January 17, 2014
The Future Of Copper Mining In Arizona Steve Goldstein May 28, 2014
The Future of Comic Strips as Newspapers Struggle October 20, 2011
The Future Of Arizona Child Protective Services Steve Goldstein November 27, 2013
The Future For Agricultural Water Use And Water Delivery In Arizona August 16, 2013
The fight over voter fraud October 03, 2012
The fallout from Supreme Court's ruling on SB 1070 June 27, 2012
The effects of pay-to-play on high school sports August 22, 2012
The Effect Of Sinking Gas Prices In The Valley Mark Brodie December 18, 2014
The Economist Declares Arizona Politics 'Saner Than It Looks' Steve Goldstein April 23, 2014
The Economic Impact Of Hosting The Super Bowl Steve Goldstein January 08, 2015
The early voter?s effect on campaigns August 01, 2012
The Difficulties Of Diagnosing Valley Fever Steve Goldstein April 09, 2014
The Decline In Rural Healthcare August 03, 2011
The Debate Over Phoenix's Creative Environment Steve Goldstein October 16, 2013