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 sgoldstein@rioradio.org.

 

Title Author Publication Date
Appeals Court: DREAMers Can Get Arizona Driver's Licenses Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
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States, Cities Fighting in Arizona, Other States Mark Brodie April 05, 2016
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Making It Easier To Hit A Baseball Bat's Sweet Spot Steve Goldstein March 31, 2016
Solving America's Transportation Infrastructure Issues Steve Goldstein March 31, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Stanton Talks Arizona Election, Pro Sports Teams Steve Goldstein March 30, 2016
Political Analyst Reviews Commissioner Tobin's Decision To Run For Office Steve Goldstein March 30, 2016
Harvard Professor Studies Eviction, Its Impact On American Cities Steve Goldstein March 30, 2016
New Report Analyzes Bioscience Progress In Arizona Steve Goldstein March 30, 2016
Arizona Republic Food Critic Armato Talks Criticism, Feedback Steve Goldstein March 30, 2016
After 5 Decades, Trumpeter Herb Alpert Continues To Make Art Steve Goldstein March 30, 2016
Cities Battle To Limit Street Musicians Steve Goldstein March 29, 2016
Transplanting Cactuses - Honest Mistake Or Illegal Activity Steve Goldstein March 29, 2016
First Case Of Zika Virus Confirmed In Maricopa County Woman Steve Goldstein March 29, 2016
How The Voting Rights Act Impacts Voting In Arizona Steve Goldstein March 25, 2016
How Media Can Cover Business Without Selling Out Steve Goldstein March 25, 2016
Arizona School Board Initiative Encourages People To Get Involved Steve Goldstein March 25, 2016
TV Historian Reflects On Joe Garagiola's Extensive Broadcast Career Steve Goldstein March 24, 2016
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