Elise Finch, the longtime meteorologist for CBS New York affiliate WCBS-TV, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2023, at the age of 51. The station confirmed her death in a statement describing her as a “beloved member of the CBS family.”
Finch had been with WCBS for 16 years, during which she had become a fixture of the network’s morning news program. She was known for her expertise in weather forecasting and her warm, engaging personality, which endeared her to viewers across the New York City area.
The news of Finch’s passing has prompted an outpouring of tributes from fans and colleagues, who are mourning the loss of a talented and beloved member of the CBS community.
Remembering Elise Finch’s Legacy
Elise Finch’s passing marks the end of an era in New York City news, and her legacy will live on for years to come. She was a dedicated journalist and meteorologist known for her commitment to accuracy and her ability to connect with viewers.
Finch’s career spanned more than two decades, covering some of the biggest weather events in New York City history, including Hurricane Sandy and the blizzard of 2016. She was a trusted source of information for viewers across the area, who relied on her expertise and her calm, reassuring presence during times of crisis.
But Finch’s impact went beyond her work as a meteorologist. She was also a dedicated philanthropist, supporting a range of causes related to education, health, and social justice. She was an active member of the community and was known for her generosity and her willingness to help others.
As fans and colleagues mourn Elise Finch’s loss, they also celebrate her life and legacy. Her contributions to the news industry and to society as a whole will be remembered for years to come, and her memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who knew her.