Elise Finch, a beloved meteorologist for CBS New York, has sadly passed away at the age of 51. The news of her untimely death was announced on Sunday night, shortly after she passed away at a local hospital in New York. The exact cause of her death has not yet been determined.

Elise, also known as Elise Dione Finch Henriques, joined the WCBS team in 2007 as a weekend meteorologist, and she 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 the previous year.

In a statement, CBS expressed their deep sadness and described Elise as a gifted and dedicated professional who approached her work with great care. They also highlighted her significant contributions to the community, particularly in her hometown of Mount Vernon. 

However, above all else, Elise was known for being a loving and devoted mother to her daughter Grace and a supportive wife to her husband Graig Henriques, who is a photojournalist at WCBS.

During the on-air tribute, Jessica Moore of WCBS became visibly emotional as she paid tribute to her friend and colleague. The WCBS team expressed their condolences and offered their support to Elise's daughter Grace and her husband Graig during this difficult time.

Elise had been a fixture alongside co-host Cindy Hsu on the network's morning newscast. Over the course of her 16-year career, she had become a familiar face to viewers in New York City, having started as a weekend meteorologist for WCBS in 2007. 

She had also hosted the morning news alongside anchors like Mary Calvi and Chris Wragge in recent years.

The passing of Elise Finch is a great loss to the broadcasting community and to those who knew her personally. Her talent, dedication, and warm personality endeared her to many viewers over the years.

She leaves behind a lasting legacy as a respected meteorologist and a loving mother and wife.

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