NEW YORK-Elise Finch, a longtime and Emmy-winning meteorologist for CBS New York affiliate WCBS-TV, died Sunday. She was 51. The station said in a statement that Finch died at a local hospital. The cause of her death has not been determined.
"Elise has been a friend and team member at WCBS for 16 years.
Elise was a gifted and consummate professional who took great care with her work,” the station said in announcing her death. “She was also a wonderful ambassador in the community, including her hometown of Mount Vernon."
The statement continued: "Above all, Elise was a fiercely loving and devoted mother to her daughter Grace and wife to Graig Henriques, who is a photojournalist at WCBS.”
Finch joined WCBS-TV in 2007 as part of the station’s weekend meteorologist and later became part of the weekday morning news team with co-anchors Mary Calvi and Chris Wragge. In September, she joined Cindy Hsu on the 9 a.m. newscast.
Finch was most recently on the air at the station this past Friday.
“Her dedication to the job was truly evident every day, every major weather event Elise reported on–many in the elements,” reported Calvi, 54, in a broadcast tribute that aired Monday morning. ” Truly every day was a good day when we were with Elise, and we will miss her dearly.” -Repost from CBS.