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
Slate Story Calls Cancer Research Process Broken Steve Goldstein April 22, 2016
Scottsdale Mayor Proposes Changes To City Council Selection Process Steve Goldstein April 21, 2016
Arizona Capitol Times: Update On Legislative Session's Progress, Shortcomings Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
Supreme Court: Arizona Did Not Violate 1 Person, 1 Vote Rule In Redistricting Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
Water Index Measures Arizona's Water Supply Use Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
Strategist: What American Leaders Should Prepare For On War, Conflict Abroad Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
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Phoenix Magazine Has Seen Valley Grow, Change For 50 Years Steve Goldstein April 20, 2016
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ASU Law Professor Talks Zika Virus' Impact Steve Goldstein April 08, 2016
Have Conditions Actually Changed At Phoenix VA? Carrie Jung April 08, 2016
3 Announcements May Affect Arizona Politics Steve Goldstein April 08, 2016
Lawmakers Call For University Of Arizona President's Resignation Steve Goldstein April 07, 2016
Local First Arizona Expands Tucson Initiative Steve Goldstein April 07, 2016
Meteorologists Create Dust Sensor Program To Keep Arizona Drivers Safe Steve Goldstein April 07, 2016
Arizona Debates Impact Of K-12 Funding Proposition 123 Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
How A Grocery Store Would Impact Downtown Phoenix Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Phoenix: Least Sustainable City Or Adaptable And Resilient? Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Documentary 'Beyond the Mirage' Explores Future Of Arizona's Water Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Fox Sports' Todd Walsh Talks Coyotes, Joe Garagiola Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Appeals Court: DREAMers Can Get Arizona Driver's Licenses Steve Goldstein April 06, 2016
Arizona Musician Cait Brennan Releases Debut Album After Decades Of Playing Music Steve Goldstein April 05, 2016
National Weather Service Trains Amateur Storm Spotters Steve Goldstein April 05, 2016
States, Cities Fighting in Arizona, Other States Mark Brodie April 05, 2016
43 Republican Senators Join Legal Challenge Against Obama's Immigration Actions Steve Goldstein April 05, 2016