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
How Many Attendees Will Be At Inauguration? Let's Ask Crowd-Counting Expert Steve Goldstein January 19, 2017
Phoenix Women's March Organizers Talk About What Drew Them To Event Mark Brodie January 19, 2017
'3 No Trump' Play Used Bridge Club To Showcase Friendship, Stories Steve Goldstein January 19, 2017
Author: Obama's 8 Years Included Incredible Accomplishments Steve Goldstein January 19, 2017
Law Professor Weighs In On Trump, Supreme Court Impact Steve Goldstein January 19, 2017
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Can Images Of Death Motivate College Basketball Players? Steve Goldstein January 18, 2017
How Is Arizona Handling Current Opioid Epidemic? Mark Brodie January 18, 2017
Leaders Urge Congress To Reprioritize Food Aid, School Meal Programs Steve Goldstein January 17, 2017
Author Writes About Wars' Impact On Soldiers, Communities Steve Goldstein January 17, 2017
What Does It Take To Be US Attorney For Arizona? Steve Goldstein January 17, 2017
Flagstaff City Council To Hear From Public On Minimum Wage Steve Goldstein January 17, 2017
What Is The Rest Of The World Saying About Trump? Steve Goldstein January 16, 2017
Longtime Assumptions About Montezuma Castle Modified Steve Goldstein January 16, 2017
Transportation Planners To Present Ideas For Improving Valley Freeways Steve Goldstein January 16, 2017
How Does Veterans Group Feel About Trump VA Secretary Pick? Steve Goldstein January 16, 2017
A Quiet Game Of Goalball, Where Visually-Impaired Players Need To Hear The Ball Steve Goldstein January 13, 2017
Phoenix Hosting Local Reading Of 'Writers Resist' At Burton Barr Steve Goldstein January 13, 2017
Upcoming DNC Forums To Look Ahead At What Party Needs To Do Steve Goldstein January 13, 2017
Recent Storms In California Will Help With State's Drought Steve Goldstein January 12, 2017
Summit Features Experts Making Sense Of Health-Care Payments Steve Goldstein January 12, 2017
Republic Higher-Ed Reporter Gives Background On DACA Tuition Fight Steve Goldstein January 12, 2017
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