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
A look back at Arizona?s Indian boarding schools February 08, 2012
A Look Back At Gov. Jan Brewer's 6 Years In Office Steve Goldstein December 17, 2014
A Look Back At The Valley's Big Sports Hires Steve Goldstein May 21, 2014
A New Basketball League For Valley Amputees Steve Goldstein October 24, 2014
A Quiet Game Of Goalball, Where Visually-Impaired Players Need To Hear The Ball Steve Goldstein January 13, 2017
A Safeway In Arizona January 04, 2012
A satirical look at the elections process October 31, 2012
A Sporting Chance November 02, 2011
A Tip For Better Mondays? Love Your Job Steve Goldstein August 01, 2016
A Valley Space For Working Women Steve Goldstein October 23, 2014
Abby Jensen Talks About Issues Transgender People Face In Arizona Steve Goldstein April 29, 2015
Academy Village Offers Special Amenities To New Generation Of Arizona Retirees Steve Goldstein July 23, 2015
Accountability In Comments December 07, 2011
ACLU Explains Complaint Filed On Behalf Of Immigrant Children Steve Goldstein June 11, 2014
ACLU Looks At Next Steps In Review Of Extended Execution Steve Goldstein August 27, 2014
Action Figure Anthropologist Brings Heroes To Human Level Steve Goldstein September 12, 2016
Actor From 'The Room' Creates Comic Book Based On His Experiences Steve Goldstein December 18, 2014
Actor Kevin Pollak Talks About His Early Career As An Impersonator Steve Goldstein March 11, 2015
Actor, Pianist Hershey Felder Plays Legendary Composer In Phoenix Play Steve Goldstein October 07, 2015
Adding up the impact of early ballots October 12, 2012
ADEQ won't ask for more state funding December 24, 2012
ADOT Addressing Wrong-Way Driver Dangers Steve Goldstein June 25, 2014
ADOT Director John Halikowski on Phoenix-Tucson rail line January 09, 2013
Adrian Fontes Wants To Make Voting More Accessible In Maricopa County Steve Goldstein November 16, 2016
Adrift Author Calls Citizens To Action October 05, 2011