WCBS Meteorologist Elise Finch Has Died at 51

By Kevin Eck 

WCBS meteorologist Elise Finch has died. She was 51.

“It is with profound sadness that we share news of the passing of our beloved Elise Dione Finch Henriques,” the New York CBS owned station wrote on its website.

From the station:


Elise has been a friend and team member at WCBS for 16 years. She first joined the team in 2007 as our weekend meteorologist and was most recently on the morning news with Mary Calvi and Chris Wragge. In September, Elise joined Cindy Hsu on the 9am newscast.

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 Graig Henriques, who is a photojournalist at WCBS.

Elise passed away at a local hospital. The cause of death has not been determined.

“My heart hurts,” Mary Calvi wrote on her Facebook page. “Elise Finch was our light, our rock, our dear friend. I am beyond saddened at the tragic loss of a woman I so adored and respected.”