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
Law Professor Weighs In On Gorsuch's Confirmation Steve Goldstein April 07, 2017
Physicist's Book Explores If Science, Religion Are Compatible Steve Goldstein April 06, 2017
How Will New Freedom For Pharmaceuticals Affect Arizona? Steve Goldstein April 06, 2017
What Potential Impact On Arizona Will H1-B Visa Scrutiny Have? Steve Goldstein April 06, 2017
House Resolution Causing Concerns About Ethics, Genetic Screening Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017
Maricopa County Attorney Discusses Victims' Rights Week Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017
America West Founder Talks About Airline, State Of Industry Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Doerr At Mesa Arts Center Tonight Steve Goldstein April 03, 2017
Bill Would Make It Possible For Non-Bars To Get Liquor Licenses Steve Goldstein March 31, 2017
Professor Discusses Concept Known As 'Preventative' War Steve Goldstein March 30, 2017
Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger To Speak At Mesa Arts Center Steve Goldstein March 29, 2017
Sesame Street Introducing Its 1st Autistic Character Steve Goldstein March 28, 2017
Hockey Broadcaster Discusses Latest On Coyotes Ownership Steve Goldstein March 28, 2017
More States Adopting Some Form Of Physician-Assisted Suicide Policy Steve Goldstein March 27, 2017
BBC Correspondent Weighs In On Brexit, Ecuadorian Election Steve Goldstein March 27, 2017
Fewer Americans Able To Achieve American Dream Steve Goldstein March 27, 2017
Talking With World-Famous Mime Robert Shields Steve Goldstein March 24, 2017
Valley Attorney Weighs In On Gorsuch Hearings Steve Goldstein March 24, 2017
Different Kind Of Protest Emerges At Dakota Access Pipeline Steve Goldstein March 24, 2017
Trump's Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds For National Endowment Of Arts Steve Goldstein March 23, 2017
Conway's Climb To Trump Counselor Not Unique For Consultants Steve Goldstein March 23, 2017
Supermarket Competition In Valley Continuing To Grow Steve Goldstein March 22, 2017
Republic Reporter Discusses Investigative Series About Parole In Arizona Steve Goldstein March 22, 2017
YouTube Branching Out Into Video-Streaming Services Steve Goldstein March 21, 2017
Future Of ISIS: Is Progress Against Islamic State Potentially Troublesome? Steve Goldstein March 21, 2017