Steve Goldstein

Host/Producer, The Show

As the host of KJZZ’s The Show, 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 a host at KJZZ 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 The Show, 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.

Steve Goldstein
Title Author Publication Date
What Lessons Can Arizona Learn From Cape Town's Water Shortage? Steve Goldstein February 16, 2018
What Immigration Policies Can U.S. Senate Agree On? Steve Goldstein February 16, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap Feb. 16, 2018 Steve Goldstein February 16, 2018
What Do Candidates' Efforts Mean For Political Strength Of Asian-Americans In State? Steve Goldstein February 15, 2018
Supreme Court Consider Redistricting Cases That Would Affect 2 States Steve Goldstein February 15, 2018
What's Next For The Culture In The Hamilton Football Program? Steve Goldstein February 15, 2018
Midterm Elections Can Go Poorly For President's Party Steve Goldstein February 13, 2018
Reporter Writes About Ex-Mexico City Police Chief's Ties To Iran-Contra Affair Steve Goldstein February 13, 2018
Trump Unveils 10-Year, $1.5 Trillion Proposal To Fund Infrastructure Steve Goldstein February 13, 2018
Journalist David Gregory Explores Religion, Spirituality In His Book Steve Goldstein February 12, 2018
How Did White House Security Clearance Backlog Get So Massive? Lauren Gilger February 12, 2018
Republic Editorial Takes Gosar To Task For His Approach To Politics Steve Goldstein February 12, 2018
Uber Paying Waymo $245 Million In Surprise Settlement Steve Goldstein February 12, 2018
Index Puts U.S. In 'Flawed Democracy' Category Steve Goldstein February 12, 2018
Final Week For Bills To Be Heard In Arizona Legislative Committee Steve Goldstein February 12, 2018
A Look Back On The Tense Time Leading Up To Shooter's Expulsion Lauren Gilger February 12, 2018
2018 Winter Olympics In Pyeongchang Are Underway Steve Goldstein February 09, 2018
In Government, Why Aren't Debts And Deficits Talks about More? Steve Goldstein February 09, 2018
Western Governors' Association: Zinke Still Hasn't Sought Our Input On Interior Reorganization Steve Goldstein February 09, 2018
The Goals And Challenges Of Phoenix's Black Theatre Troupe Steve Goldstein February 08, 2018
The Historical Context Of Military Parades And The U.S. Steve Goldstein February 08, 2018
What Happens If The U.S. Reaches 'Full' Employment? Steve Goldstein February 08, 2018
Progressive Political Groups Introduce Arizona Sunrise Agenda Steve Goldstein February 08, 2018
What Is At Stake With The Closing Of The Navajo Generating Station? Steve Goldstein February 08, 2018
Zoltan Takacs Makes Snakes A Part Of His Career Steve Goldstein February 07, 2018

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