A local meteorologist in the New York area has passed away.
Elise Finch, an award-winning meteorologist for CBS New York affiliate WCBS-TV, died on Sunday, reported the New York Daily News.
She was only 51 years old.
Finch has been a member of that broadcast team for 16 years. As happens in such cases, these anchors get very rooted and attached to the local community.
That being the case, she was mourned by both her fellow journalists and viewers.
WCBS stated, "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.
"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," reported People.
Since joining the network in 2007, her career has gone upwardly mobile, as they say.
She started as a weekend meteorologist, then moved over to the weekday morning team with Mary Calvi and Chris Wragge.
More recently, Finch was moved to the 9 a.m. newscast with Cindy Hsu.
Former co-host Mary Calvi stated, "Her dedication to the job was truly evident every day, every major weather event Elise reported on–many in the elements.
"Truly every day was a good day when we were with Elise, and we will miss her dearly."
The station also put together a tribute video to honor Finch…
Finch was educated at Georgetown University and Syracuse University. She also had a seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society.