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Janine Skorsky
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Name: Janine Skorsky
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Residence(s): Washington, D.C.,
Ithaca, NY
Affiliation: Slugline
Profession: Chief political correspondant
Played by: Constance Zimmer
Seasons: 1, 2
Appears in: 2 seasons, 11+ episodes

Janine Skorsky is a journalist, and was the former White House Correspondent for the Washington Herald before her position was offered to Zoe Barnes.


Janine Skorsky was a reporter for The Washington Herald, before leaving to join Slugline after being convinced by Zoe Barnes.

As a result of her extensive gathered evidence regarding Peter Russo's manner of death and the murdering of Zoe Barnes that ensued, Janine is quick to drop her personal investigation in fear that an extremely reputable Frank Underwood--having a lot to lose--will not hesitate to pursue and eliminate her to protect himself. She dismisses her journalism duties at Slugline and flees to the state of New York and takes up teaching at the college level--parting with Goodwin and apologizing for life being unfair and for Zoe's death.

In February 2014, after making contact with a hacker named HEROnymous Bot with a view of hacking into AT&T's network in order to retrieve phone records that would prove Underwood's involvement in Barnes' death, Goodwin shows up in Ithaca to inform Skorsky on the latest developments, hoping to get her to jump back into nabbing Underwood by seeking her help in piecing a timeline and tracking events once he gets the phone records. However, still spooked by the events of a few months ago, Skorsky rejects him, saying she wants to be with her aging mother.

Even more so and despite knowing the truth, in an attempt to protect herself at a distance, she signs an affidavit that renders Lucas Goodwin's credibility when he is arrested.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Janine Sorsky was portrayed by Constance Zimmer in Seasons 1 and 2 of House of Cards.

  • Constance Zimmer has confirmed that she will return in the role of Janine Skorsky in the upcoming third season.


Season 1
"Chapter 1" "Chapter 2" "Chapter 3" "Chapter 4" "Chapter 5"
"Chapter 6" "Chapter 7" "Chapter 8" "Chapter 9" "Chapter 10"
"Chapter 11" "Chapter 12" "Chapter 13"
Season 2
"Chapter 14" "Chapter 15" "Chapter 16" "Chapter 17" "Chapter 18"
"Chapter 19" "Chapter 20" "Chapter 21" "Chapter 22" "Chapter 23"
"Chapter 24" "Chapter 25" "Chapter 26"

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