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 Publication Date
Challenges facing returning soldiers October 03, 2012
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius October 03, 2012
Wrapping up the 2012 monsoon October 03, 2012
Fixing a broken border October 03, 2012
The fight over voter fraud October 03, 2012
Wetter than average monsoon in the Valley October 02, 2012
Democrats spending more than Republicans on Spanish-language ads October 01, 2012
Former Congressman Steiger Dies at 83 September 28, 2012
Urban Outfitters wants trademark case moved September 27, 2012
Sen. Jon Kyl prepares for his final months in Congress September 26, 2012
A look at the judicial proposition, Prop 115 September 26, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright's archives to move from Scottsdale to New York September 26, 2012
The New Times under new ownership September 26, 2012
Glendale considers its options September 25, 2012
Report: Majority of Mexican prisons controlled by gangs September 24, 2012
Increasing Native American voter turnout September 21, 2012
New name on ballot for Cochise County Sheriff September 21, 2012
Prop. 204 seeks to make one-cent sales tax permanent September 20, 2012
Billions spent to keep Fido healthy September 19, 2012
Is Utah's senior senator too old? September 19, 2012
Lessons to learn from 'papers please' in Alabama September 19, 2012
Proposition 204: Should the state permanently raise its sales tax? September 19, 2012
AZ Court of Appeals: Mitchell will be on November ballot September 19, 2012
Legislative candidate bounced from the ballot September 17, 2012
State House candidate's residency questioned September 17, 2012