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
Pew Research Looks At How U.S. Is Perceived By Rest Of The World Steve Goldstein July 25, 2017
Judge Orders Legislature To Put Millions Into Elected Officials' Pension Steve Goldstein July 25, 2017
Author, Ex-Senate Aide Ira Shapiro Discusses Senate Expectations Steve Goldstein July 25, 2017
Politico Analyst Weighs In Ahead Of Senate Health Bill Vote Steve Goldstein July 25, 2017
Book Argues Elite Are Defined Less By Money And More On 'Cultural Capital' Steve Goldstein July 24, 2017
200 Years Ago, U.S. Politics Entered Era Of Good Feelings Steve Goldstein July 24, 2017
Republic Editorial Board Weighs In On Trump's Review Of National Monuments Steve Goldstein July 24, 2017
Arizona Driver's Manual Updated With Advice If Driver Is Carrying Firearm Steve Goldstein July 24, 2017
How Are Local Businesses Adapting To Changing Malls? Steve Goldstein July 21, 2017
Does Arizona Have Enough Skilled Workers To Keep Up With Housing Demand? Steve Goldstein July 21, 2017
What Is The Potential Impact Of The Dream Act? Steve Goldstein July 21, 2017
KJZZ's Friday Newscap July 21, 2017 Steve Goldstein July 21, 2017
Researcher Looks At How Bacteria Could Impact Food Sources Steve Goldstein July 20, 2017
Study: Senate Health To Have Negative Affect On Arizona AHCCCS Steve Goldstein July 20, 2017
Studying Wastewater Could Be Messy, But It May Improve Public Health Steve Goldstein July 19, 2017
Researcher Working To Further Connection Between AI, Cognitive Science Steve Goldstein July 19, 2017
Sessions To Develop Policies To Increase Civil Forfeitures Steve Goldstein July 19, 2017
Cat Videos Cited As Biggest Distraction And Time Consumer Steve Goldstein July 18, 2017
Experts Gauge What Pollsters Got Right, Wrong In Presidential Election Steve Goldstein July 18, 2017
Documentary Focuses On Syrian Civil War, Citizen Journalism Steve Goldstein July 18, 2017
Demand For Nurses Is Growing In Arizona, Across U.S. Steve Goldstein July 18, 2017
Are Elected Officials Trying To Do Too Much? Steve Goldstein July 17, 2017
Why Are Many Of Us Inflexible When Modifying Our Perspectives? Steve Goldstein July 17, 2017
After All Her Years Of Success, How Does Diana Taurasi Stay Motivated? Steve Goldstein July 14, 2017
Report Explores Cost To Schools From Bullying-Related Reasons Steve Goldstein July 13, 2017

Pages