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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Rowing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans February 08, 2012
Running for Senate January 18, 2012
Rural and urban Arizona working together August 30, 2012
Russell Pearce Returns February 12, 2014
Russell Pearce seeks office again March 21, 2012
Ryan Randazzo on the Arizona Corporation Commission October 24, 2012
Salmon To Horne: Drop Re-Election Bid May 21, 2014
Same Sex Marriage In Arizona Put On Hold September 11, 2013
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Saving The Citrus, Sun City Neighborhood Says Goodbye February 28, 2014
SB 1062 Could Affect State Economy And National Image February 26, 2014
School districts continue to face tight budgets May 15, 2013
Scorching summers and the Valley?s economy August 15, 2012
Scott Smith, Scott Higginson On Arizona's Transportation Priorities November 26, 2014
Scottsdale Airport Has No Plans For Commercial Flights February 07, 2014
Scottsdale brings back ice cream trucks April 10, 2013
Scottsdale E-Cigarette Maker On The FDA's Proposed Regulations May 07, 2014
Scottsdale Is Home To The Largest Polo Event In The US October 23, 2013
Scottsdale Mayor Wants A Piece Of Papago Park March 28, 2014
Scutari and Lanning look back at 2012 in Arizona December 26, 2012
Second Stage Of Arizona Biosciences Roadmap Launched April 09, 2014
Secretary Napolitano to visit Arizona October 04, 2012
Sedona Joins International Dark Sky Community August 08, 2014
Sedona property rights won't be heard by top court August 28, 2012
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