Elise Finch, a highly respected meteorologist with CBS New York, has sadly passed away at the age of 51. The announcement of her death was made on Sunday night by the network, following her sudden demise earlier that day at a local hospital in New York. At this time, the cause of her death remains unknown.
Elise, whose full name was Elise Dione Finch Henriques, joined the WCBS team in 2007 as a weekend meteorologist and remained with the network for an impressive 16 years. She had most recently been a part of the morning news show and had joined the 9am newscast in September of last year.
The loss of Elise has deeply affected her colleagues, who are mourning the death of this talented and dedicated professional. She had been delivering accurate weather forecasts to the people of New York for an incredible 16 years, with her last appearance on air being just days before her passing.
WCBS shared the heart breaking news of Elise’s passing, stating, “It is with profound sadness that we share news of the passing of our beloved Elise Dione Finch Henriques. Elise was a gifted and consummate professional who took great care with her work. She was also a wonderful ambassador in the community, including her hometown of Mount Vernon. Above all, Elise was a fiercely loving and devoted mother to her daughter Grace and wife to Greig Henriques, who is a photojournalist at WCBS.”
Netizens have taken to the internet to express their condolences to Elise Finch’s family and loved ones. The official announcement made by WCBS mentioned Elise’s 16-year tenure at the network and her recent involvement in the morning news and the 9am newscast alongside her colleagues Mary Calvi, Chris Wragge, and Cindy Hsu.
Reflecting on Elise’s character, the publication highlighted her exceptional professionalism, attention to detail, and her positive impact in the community, particularly in her hometown of Mount Vernon. However, above all else, Elise was known for her unwavering love and devotion to her daughter Grace and her husband Graig Henriques.
WCBS anchor Jessica Moore, visibly emotional, announced Elise’s passing on live television and shared a heartfelt message on Twitter. She described Elise as fiercely loyal, genuine, and a true professional who always brought laughter to those around her. Moore’s message conveyed the deep love and affection she had for her friend, stating that Heaven now has an angel like no other.
Others also fondly remembered Elise Finch for her kindness, exceptional talent, and warm personality that shone through while she delivered weather forecasts to the people of New York. WCBS anchor Chris Wragge expressed his heartbreak and acknowledged the irreplaceable void left by Elise’s absence, highlighting the musical camaraderie they shared. WCBS reporter Tony Aiello also paid tribute to Elise, emphasizing her love for music and the positive impact she had on the lives she touched.
Elise Finch’s untimely passing has left a profound impact on her colleagues, viewers, and the community she served. Her dedication, professionalism, and love for her family will be remembered and cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing her.
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