Emmy-winning meteorologist Elise Finch, who served 16 years with WCBS in New York, has died at the age of 51.

Elise Finch passed away at a local hospital, and the cause of her death remains undetermined, as stated by WCBS.

WCBS remembered Elise Finch as a cherished friend and team member of 16 years. She was a gifted professional who approached her work with great care

she served as a wonderful ambassador in her community, particularly in her hometown of Mount Vernon

she was a fiercely loving mother to her daughter Grace and a devoted wife to Graig Henriques, a photojournalist at WCBS.

Elise Finch joined CBS New York weather in April 2007 after working at NBC for the "Early Today Show," MSNBC, and NBC Weather Plus

she was a weekend weather anchor at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, and before that, an anchor and reporter at CBS and Fox affiliates in Youngstown, Ohio, and ABC affiliate in Austin, Minn.

Her TV career began behind the scenes at E! Entertainment Television as a production coordinator.

Elise Dione Finch Henriques, raised in Mount Vernon, NY, graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University

She later obtained a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.

She completed the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University and holds the approval seal from the American Meteorological Society.