The Presidential Briefing Room, also known as the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, is located in the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C. It is named after James S. Brady, a former White House Press Secretary who was severely injured during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
The room serves as a workspace for journalists covering the White House and is used for official press briefings, news conferences, and other presidential announcements. The room is equipped with a podium for the president or press secretary to speak from, as well as seating for reporters and cameras for live broadcasts.
The room underwent a major renovation in 2007, which included new audio and video systems, as well as improved lighting and ventilation. The renovation also expanded the seating capacity of the room and added a raised platform for better visibility of the speaker.