Elise Finch Biography

Elise Finch was an American Journalist famously known for reporting meteorological news on the WCBS, CNN, and NBC networks. Elise died on 16th July 2023 in a local hospital, although her cause of death isn’t disclosed just yet. 

Since 2007, Elise has been an integral part of WCBS, serving as the weekend meteorologist initially and later joining Mary Calvi and Chris Wragge on the morning news. As September rolled around, she made a switch to the 9 am newscast, where she worked with Cindy Hsu.

Early Life

Elise Finch was born on 24th February 1972 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. She was born in an African American family to James Finch Jr and Charlotte Finch. She grew up with her sibling sister named Kiya but much has not been revealed about her as Elise likes to keep her family details personal. Elise completed her high school education at Mount Vernon high school in New York City.

After which she went on to pursue her college education at Georgetown University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in science degree and also pursued her Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Later she completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University and received the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society.

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Elise Finch Career

Elise started her career as a journalist working behind the scenes at E! Entertainment and also helped as a production coordinator for special projects. Later on, she started working as a meteorological journalist in 2007 when she joined the WCBS network where she worked as a weekend weather anchor. 

She has worked at CBS, ABC, and FOX network affiliates in Ohio, and Minnesota. After that, she joined the NBC network as a meteorological journalist and started anchoring on the “Early today show” at MSNBC and for NBC Weather Plus. She was well-known for her unique style of weather reporting and is also an award-winning reporter. She was awarded the Emmy Award for her work at CBS meteorological team in 2019.

Elise Finch Biography

Real Name Elise Dione Finch Henriques 
Birth Date February 24, 1972
Died  July 16, 2023
Age  51 Years
Birth Place Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father James Finch Jr.
Mother Charlette Finch
Sister Kiya Finch
Brother None


School Mount Vernon High School
College Georgetown University, Syracuse University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Graig Henriques
Children One Daughter
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Personal Life

Elise married her beloved husband on 23rd August 2013. The couple has a daughter born in 2016. However, her name has not been shared either. The family currently lives in Westchester County. Elise was a great lover of television series and she loves famous TV shows like Game of Thrones and Scandal and also supports the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Team.

She also supported various communities and help them develop and thus often attends various community events. Elise wasn’t much active on social media platforms. although, she was an active user of Twitter. She opened her account back in 2013 and currently has 3120 followers. 

Elise Finch Net Worth

Elise Finch has been working as a journalist for several years and has gained a lot of popularity through her professional work and commitment. These habits have led her to earn a whopping fortune of nearly $900,000.


  • Elise was awarded the President award for her academics during her Bachelor’s graduation at Georgetown University.
  • She has been an anchor for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey, Mount Vernon High School Hall of Fame, JDRF Walk for a Cure, etc in their community events.
  • Elise was a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the American Meteorological Society.
  • She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for around 25 years.
  • Elise was a patron of the Minisink Spirit Inc where leadership training is provided to youth.
  • As a child she often had her hair done by Lynne Washington.

2 thoughts on “Elise Finch Biography”

  1. Sad to hear that….I adored her as she was a bright light on the news. My condolences to her family 🙏… May she R I H. ❤️

  2. I I’m so sorry for lose of another sister who I enjoy watching on tv rip sister and too the family you have deepest sympathy


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