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
Exploring Arizona's Beer History Steve Goldstein November 01, 2013
Exploring Arizona's Legacy Of Country Music Steve Goldstein July 09, 2014
Exploring Arizona's Legacy Of Country Music Steve Goldstein November 25, 2015
Exploring Phoenix's Growth And Transformation Of American Politics Steve Goldstein February 26, 2014
Extreme Heat Summons 'Water Angels' To Arizona Trails Steve Goldstein July 11, 2016
FAA Requires Drone Owners To Register Aircraft Steve Goldstein December 17, 2015
Facing Competition, Whole Foods Reduces Profit Outlook Steve Goldstein May 07, 2014
Fact Checking: Needed Now More Than Ever? Steve Goldstein October 16, 2015
Faith Leaders Discuss Role Of Religion In Communities Steve Goldstein August 27, 2014
Faith-Based Theater Group Presents New Musical At Herberger Steve Goldstein October 31, 2014
FBI Investigating 2014 Arizona Election Steve Goldstein June 13, 2016
FDA on Sunland contamination November 15, 2012
Federal Disaster Aid May Be Needed After Colorado River Drought August 14, 2013
Federal Review Of EPA Exceptional Events Could Make State Regulators Happy Steve Goldstein November 27, 2015
Feds To Pay Colorado County $2.4 Million For Gold King Mine Spill Steve Goldstein December 23, 2015
Feds win voting rights battle, but the overall outcome remains in question June 19, 2013
Feds Won't Press Charges Against Former VA Execs, One Transferred To Phoenix Steve Goldstein December 29, 2015
FEMA Prepares For Wet El Niño Winter In Arizona, Western States Steve Goldstein December 10, 2015
Fewer Homes for Sale on the Valley Market January 19, 2012
Film 'The Big Short' Shows Great Recession, Burst Of Real Estate Bubble Steve Goldstein January 06, 2016
Filmmaker Creates Documentary On Phoenix-Area Chef Kevin Binkley Steve Goldstein December 02, 2015
Filmmaker Gives Alice Cooper The Documentary Treatment Steve Goldstein April 30, 2014
Final Report On Radiation Contamination At New Mexico Nuclear Waste Site Released Steve Goldstein April 17, 2015
Finding The Way Forward With The Valley’s Transportation Challenges Steve Goldstein October 30, 2013
Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner Discusses Her Time With Phoenix Fire Steve Goldstein November 26, 2014