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
Phoenix Psychic Fair Is More Than Palm Reading And Predictions Steve Goldstein June 26, 2015
Study Shows Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever An Epidemic Among Arizona Tribes Steve Goldstein June 26, 2015
Why Is Arizona Falling Behind In The Solar Energy Industry? Mark Brodie June 26, 2015
Help Available For Valley Residents Who Can't Pay Their Electricity Bills This Summer Steve Goldstein June 25, 2015
Why Nonprofit Health Insurers Are Saving Up Large Amounts Of Money Steve Goldstein June 25, 2015
Speed Enforcement Camera Company CEO Allegedly Bribed Public Officials Steve Goldstein June 24, 2015
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What To Expect For Arizona's Wildfire Season Steve Goldstein June 24, 2015
New Investigation Leads To Discipline At Phoenix Aviation Department Steve Goldstein June 24, 2015
Could A New Downtown Phoenix Arena House 2 Major Sports Teams? Steve Goldstein June 24, 2015
Why Does Arizona Still Have High Foreclosure Rates? Steve Goldstein June 19, 2015
What Do Recent DUI Statistics Mean For Arizona? Steve Goldstein June 19, 2015
Arizona Opera And Other Nonprofits Focus On Engagement To Gain And Keep Supporters Steve Goldstein June 18, 2015
What Impact Would Alternative Energy Have On Pollution And Water Waste? Steve Goldstein June 18, 2015
Scottsdale Author Grant Blackwood Takes On Tom Clancy's Characters In New Novel Steve Goldstein June 17, 2015
San Diego Padres Hire ASU Baseball Coach As Interim Manager Steve Goldstein June 17, 2015
Which Presidential Candidates Appeal To Arizona Voters? Steve Goldstein June 17, 2015
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly Weighs In On Arizona Coyotes Legal Battle Steve Goldstein June 17, 2015
Possible Solutions To The Outdated Colorado River Law That May Be Wasting Water Steve Goldstein June 12, 2015
Why Isn’t Phoenix Mayor Stanton Facing More Opposition For Re-Election? Steve Goldstein June 12, 2015
Valley Resorts Try To Stay Ahead With Luxury Upgrades Steve Goldstein June 12, 2015
Why Was Randy Johnson The First Person To Receive A 'Key To The City' In Phoenix? Steve Goldstein June 12, 2015
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Looking Back On Sheriff Arpaio's Time In Office Steve Goldstein June 10, 2015

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