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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You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale July 03, 2012
Year In Review: Television In 2015 Sarah Ventre December 23, 2015
Year In Review And A Look Ahead With Karina Bland, Chip Scutari Steve Goldstein December 31, 2014
Yarnell Hill Fire's Continuing Impact October 09, 2013
Writer Rick Cleveland On His New Play 'Five Presidents' Steve Goldstein February 04, 2015
Writer Jon Talton Returns To Phoenix To Talk About His New Arizona-Based Mystery Steve Goldstein June 10, 2015
Wrapping up the 2012 monsoon October 03, 2012
Would Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley Run For Sheriff? Steve Goldstein August 12, 2015
Would A Balanced Budget Amendment Solve Federal Financial Issues? Steve Goldstein July 08, 2015
World Premiere Of 'When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney' At Phoenix Theatre Steve Goldstein May 18, 2016
Workers Securing 250 Ton Rock Threatening To Break From Glen Canyon Dam Steve Goldstein September 18, 2015
Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer To Get Arizona To Pay For Abortion Can Stand Trial Steve Goldstein December 02, 2015
With Water So Scarce, How Sustainable Can Desert Cities Be? Steve Goldstein June 04, 2015
Winter weather forecast October 04, 2012
William Means Of The International Indian Treaty Council Talks About 'Unthanksgiving Day' Steve Goldstein November 26, 2014
Will voting for Medicaid expansion cost some Republicans their Senate seats? May 22, 2013
Will Voter Turnout Improve If Arizona's Primaries Are Moved Up? Steve Goldstein February 20, 2015
Will Republicans and Democrats work together during the 2013 legislative session? January 16, 2013
Will Novak, Kirby Hoyt Discuss Transforming Metro Phoenix Canal System Steve Goldstein April 24, 2015
Will immigration reform, Medicaid funding lead to more compromises? February 06, 2013
Will Humble On Medical Marijuana, Behavioral Health Treatment Steve Goldstein July 09, 2014
Will Humble on determining who can be treated by medical marijuana April 25, 2012
Will Humble On Arizona Health Policies Steve Goldstein March 04, 2015
Will climate change crush Phoenix's future? March 27, 2013
Wildfire Author In Arizona After Yarnell Hill Fire July 10, 2013