A Couric Prediction (You’ve Probably Heard Before)

By Chris Ariens 

The Hollywood Reporter’s prediction list for 2008 includes an item on CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. Ready? Here goes: “Before 2009 rolls around, her anchor chair will be empty again.”

The panel of THR predictors writes, “The network has only one legitimate in-house replacement candidate in Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith, but no matter. Sometime after the November election, Couric and CBS likely will agree that she should transition into a correspondent role on 60 Minutes, which isn’t anything to sneeze at — it’s the best job on network TV outside of the anchorship.”

Wow. Bold.