Obama to hold year-end White House news conference at 2 p.m. EST

Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold an end-of-year news conference on Friday at the White House.

The White House said Obama would appear in the White House briefing room to take questions at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT), hours before departing for Hawaii for the holidays.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)