Kevin Nishita leaves behind a wife, two children and three grandchildren.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Steele apologized for her comments on Tuesday.
“Why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?” Reid asked.
“She had it all – smart, beautiful and inquisitive,” Payne’s former co-anchor said.
The Real 92.3 personality was joined by Dr. Dre and George Lopez.
The suspect was located at a shopping plaza in Dayton, Ohio.
The suspect lunged at reporter Shaquille Brewster while yelling “cover this accurately!”
The daily morning show is anchored by Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, and Nate Burleson.
“We have a person who needs a little help right now.”