Obama to hold press conference at 1:30 p.m. EST Wednesday

WASHINGTON Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:52pm EST

WASHINGTON Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST (1830 GMT) on Wednesday, the White House said on Tuesday.

The press conference will be Obama's first since winning re-election last week. The White House had not previously announced the timing of the event.