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
A Closer Look At General Election Results Steve Goldstein November 05, 2014
A Controversial Class At ASU Explores Issues Of Race And Racism Steve Goldstein January 30, 2015
A Conversation With Not-So-Silent Kevin Smith Steve Goldstein June 04, 2014
A Discussion About US Strategy Against Islamic State Steve Goldstein May 20, 2015
A Dreamer's views on immigration reform November 28, 2012
A fond farewell to Terry Ward July 03, 2012
A legislative session progress report with State Senators Steve Farley and Rich Crandall April 24, 2013
A lighthearted look at border politics February 26, 2013
A Look At 'We Are The Valley' Series And The Importance Of Community Sarah Ventre December 10, 2014
A Look At Difficulties Homeless People Face Searching For Jobs Steve Goldstein October 22, 2014
A Look At The Ethics Of Quarantines Steve Goldstein October 30, 2014
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115 September 26, 2012
A Look At The State Of K-12 Education In Arizona Steve Goldstein November 19, 2014
A Look At Unprocessed Foods, Nourishment And Body Image Steve Goldstein June 24, 2015
A Look At Why American-Style Chinese Food Is So Popular Steve Goldstein January 09, 2015
A look back at Arizona?s Indian boarding schools February 08, 2012
A Look Back At Gov. Jan Brewer's 6 Years In Office Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
A Look Back At The Valley's Big Sports Hires Steve Goldstein May 21, 2014
A New Basketball League For Valley Amputees Steve Goldstein October 24, 2014
A Safeway In Arizona January 04, 2012
A satirical look at the elections process October 31, 2012
A Sporting Chance November 02, 2011
A Valley Space For Working Women Steve Goldstein October 23, 2014
Abby Jensen Talks About Issues Transgender People Face In Arizona Steve Goldstein April 29, 2015
Academy Village Offers Special Amenities To New Generation Of Arizona Retirees Steve Goldstein July 23, 2015