The head of the US Global Media Agency, Michael Pack, resigned at the request of Joe Biden shortly after the new president took office.
Peck served in this position for just over seven turbulent months, becoming the first department head to be granted expanded authority over its networks under the new law.
In a farewell address to staff, Peck stated that he was “fully focused on refocusing the agency on its mission” and on “helping the agency tell the history of America to the world in an objective and unbiased manner.”
Peck added that under his leadership “much-needed reforms” were carried out.
On Wednesday evening, the White House announced the appointment of Voice of America program director Kelu Chao as acting head of the agency.