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
David McCullough: History as a source of strength March 07, 2012
Discussing the special election to succeed Gabrielle Giffords March 07, 2012
Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated March 07, 2012
Lawmakers seek power in Arizona Corporation Commission decisions March 07, 2012
Brian Skerry's Ocean Soul March 05, 2012
Interview with author of 'The End of Illness' February 29, 2012
More newspapers are adding paywalls to their websites February 29, 2012
The impact of gas prices on politics February 29, 2012
Mitt Romney wins the Arizona presidential preference election February 29, 2012
Mesa holds the last debate before Super Tuesday February 22, 2012
Paul Babeu denies he made threats and declares homosexuality February 22, 2012
Concerns voiced for state?s proposed no-growth budget February 22, 2012
Arizona?s presidential candidate legacy February 22, 2012
The rich history of the Arizona Cactus League February 15, 2012
Legislators ask voters to reconsider measures they?re already voted on February 15, 2012
Controversial Court Tower is unveiled for Arizona?s Centennial February 15, 2012
Andrei Cherny will run for District 9 February 15, 2012
A look back at Arizona?s Indian boarding schools February 08, 2012
Rowing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans February 08, 2012
The challenges of treating post-traumatic stress disorder February 08, 2012
Philanthropy in the Valley: remembering Virginia G. Piper February 01, 2012
Arizona?s impact on the presidential campaign February 01, 2012
Kyrsten Sinema running for Congressional District 9 February 01, 2012
Bill proposed to ban bargaining with public employee unions February 01, 2012
What is a Goldwater conservative? January 25, 2012