Elise Finch

Elise Finch fullElise Finch is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist who joined the WCBS weather team in April 2007.  Ms. Finch came to CBS from NBC where she served as a meteorologist for the “Early Today Show,” MSNBC, and NBC Weather Plus.

Prior to NBC, Ms. Finch was the weekend weather anchor at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. Before that, she was an anchor and reporter at the CBS and FOX affiliates in Youngstown, Ohio and the ABC affiliate in Austin, Minnesota. Finch started her career in television behind the scenes at E! Entertainment Television, where she served as a production coordinator for special projects and live events.

Finch was raised in Mount Vernon, New York and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University where she received one of the prestigious President’s Awards. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Ms. Finch completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University and holds the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society.

Finch enjoys taking part in community events. She has emceed events for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey, the Westchester Library System, the Mount Vernon High School Hall of Fame and also JDRF Walk for a Cure. Ms. Finch is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the American Meteorological Society.  She currently lives in Westchester County.

Lake Lucille

Rockland Town Residents: Construction Site Is Ruining Our Water

Residents of a Rockland County town say the water now flowing into a nearby reservoir is a muddy mess, and runoff from a construction project is being blamed.

CBS 2 NY–10/09/2012

Andrew Mendelsohn

Suffolk County Man Issued 2 Summons For Cleaning Up His Community

No good deeds go unpunished. That’s what one Suffolk County man said is happening to him after he volunteered to clean up his community, but ended up facing hefty fines.


Infrared pothole repair

NYC Mulling Going Infrared To Fix Problematic Pothole Problem

Councilman James Oddo invited a New Hampshire company to do a demonstration of what they call the future of pothole repair.


Botanical Garden giant pumpkin

Botanical Garden Home To 1,800-Pound Pumpkin Until Oct. 30

They’re multicolored and they’re huge. And together they weigh 7,000 pounds. And for the next 10 days, they’ll be on display at the New York Botanical Garden.


NYC Commuters Taking Photos Of Sexy Straphangers For New Website

A new website is encouraging people to snap a picture and share it when they see attractive men on the subway.


Big Apple Residents Enjoy Record-Breaking Warm Weather

Sunday’s weather was not anything near what Fall normally feels like, and the warm weather will continue into Columbus Day on Monday.


Sunday, Sept. 25 weather

Sunday: Partly Cloudy With Muggy Morning

As the clouds continue to cover the Tri-State region, residents may want to keep an umbrella handy on Sunday.


Saturday, Sept. 24 weather

Unsettled Weather Continues All Weekend Long In Tri-State

Most of the heavy rain that hit the Tri-State on Friday has moved off short, but there’s still a chance to see a shower at any point on Saturday.


Sunday, Sept. 18 weather

Sunday Shows Cool Early Signs Of Fall

Fall doesn’t start for five days, but the Tri-State is already experiencing autumn chills on Sunday.


New Jersey Ostrich Farmer Needs New Place For Birds To Roam

New Jersey’s only ostrich farmer is in danger of losing his flock. Turns out, very few people want the flightless birds as neighbors.


Coyote Sightings Putting Residents On Edge In Hackensack, Maywood

Imagine a coyote greet you at your door, or walking down your street! That’s what people in two New Jersey towns said they’re seeing on an almost daily basis, and now they’re demanding help.


‘Scan It’ Shopping Device Helps Clifton Grocery Shoppers Save Time And Money

The new technology lets you get digital coupons, ring up your own items as you go and could even help you save money.


Honey bees

Swarms Of Honey Bees Popping Up In Parts Of New York City

It might seem unusual to see swarms of bees in New York City, but a local beekeeper said honeybees swarm when their hives get overcrowded and this is the time of year when that happens.


Early Allergies

Did you see Elise Finch’s 6 p.m. report on allergy season coming earlier than usual this year?


Saturday, Feb. 26 weather

Tri-State Temperatures Hovering In 30s All Day As Winds Drop

The temperatures dropped overnight to below freezing and will stay in the 30s all of Saturday.


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Parade: Let There Be Balloons!

Kermit, Snoopy, the Kool-Aid man … they’re all there and ready to go. On Wednesday the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons were inflated and on standby for Thursday’s big event.


Whipping Winds Bring Down Trees in Queens, Coney Is.

Friday night, a dangerous tangle of power lines, a crushed gate, and carved up tree limbs blocked the front door of a home on 215th street in Hollis, Queens.


Two Inches Of Rain Expected By Friday

Conditions will be messy, courtesy of a low pressure system that will track its way north and east.