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
'South Park' Inspires Musical Revue At Scottsdale Theater Steve Goldstein June 01, 2016
'Southwest Noir' Collects Short Stories With Arizona Influence Steve Goldstein February 10, 2016
'Stand Your Ground' Community Forum To Be Held This Weekend Steve Goldstein November 20, 2013
'Star Wars,' 'The Martian' Show Science Fiction's Role In Pop Culture Steve Goldstein October 22, 2015
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Evokes Passion From Nontraditional Fans Steve Goldstein December 16, 2015
'Sully' Consultant Remembers When The Most Terrifying Day On The Job Became Her Proudest Steve Goldstein September 09, 2016
'The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens And Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord' Comes To Arizona Theatre Company Steve Goldstein May 04, 2016
'The Highway Kind' Features Tales About Cars And The Open Road Steve Goldstein November 21, 2016
'The Sweet Science' Of Boxing Creates Bonds In And Out Of The Ring Steve Goldstein December 05, 2014
'Tiny House' Trend Gaining Popularity In Phoenix Area, Around US Steve Goldstein August 07, 2015
'Voting Wars' Dispatches ASU Students Across The Country Steve Goldstein August 25, 2016
'Wallace And Ladmo' Band Once Outsold The Beatles In Phoenix Steve Goldstein June 05, 2015
'You Can't Kill A Story' Event Marks 40th Anniversary Of Arizona Republic Reporter Don Bolles' Murder Steve Goldstein May 25, 2016
102 Photographs Commemorate Arizona's 102 Years Steve Goldstein April 02, 2014
17-Year-Old Golfer Wins U.S. Women's Amateur Tournament Steve Goldstein August 21, 2015
2 Democrats Deciding To Challenge Republican Incumbents Steve Goldstein April 11, 2017
2013 Legislative session preview January 09, 2013
202 Freeway Expansion Requires Cooperation Between Phoenix, State Steve Goldstein September 01, 2016
3 Announcements May Affect Arizona Politics Steve Goldstein April 08, 2016
38 Percent Of Arizona Voters Are Registered Independent Or Unaffiliated Steve Goldstein November 12, 2015
4 Months After Riots, Kingman Prison Operator Loses Contract Steve Goldstein October 28, 2015
4 Schools Join To Form Catholic Universities Of Arizona Coalition Steve Goldstein May 24, 2016
43 Republican Senators Join Legal Challenge Against Obama's Immigration Actions Steve Goldstein April 05, 2016
85-Year-Old Arizona Resident May Be Oldest Woman To Hike Mount Kilimanjaro Steve Goldstein August 14, 2015
95-Year-Old 'Sit Down' Phoenix Comedian Still Has Jokes Up Her Sleeve Steve Goldstein October 31, 2016