The former anchor described what he thought was "surprising" about Licht's strategy for the network before the CEO's removal.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced Licht’s departure after it became clear his position was untenable.
Licht was under fire following a series of controversies, including hosting a town hall with former President Donald Trump.
"Licht has lost the room," wrote media reporter Oliver Darcy.
Chris Licht's tenure hit a low point last week with the publication of a damaging profile of him in Atlantic magazine.
"I would have dropped the mic at 'nasty person' but then that's me," Amanpour said of Donald Trump's dig at moderator Kaitlan Collins.
Anderson Cooper and the "Watch What Happens Live" host will be sober as they ring in 2023 on the air.
John Miller resigned from the NYPD after lying about its Muslim surveillance program. Now he’s covering law enforcement for CNN.