Michael Pack was fired by the Biden administration on Wednesday as head of the government agency overseeing federally funded international news outlets, including Voice of America.
Pack, a pro-Trump documentary filmmaker, was confirmed as head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media in June, sparking an uproar from the organizations he was appointed to oversee.
Pack’s short tenure as head of the USAGM was one frequently marred by scandal. In an NPR report from last September, multiple current and former Voice of America staffers accused Pack of attempting to turn the news organizations he oversaw into pro-Trump propaganda outlets. As recently as two weeks ago, Pack was accused of using a non-profit to illegally divert $4 million of charitable donations into his production company.