|Played by:||Janeane Garofalo|
|First episode:||Day 7 8:00am-9:00am|
|Last episode:||Day 7 11:00am-12:00pm|
Before Day 7
Janis was called by Agent Walker, who told her that Jack Bauer was coming to the office to be briefed. Janis informed Walker that only a few minutes ago, the suspects in their investigation had just kidnapped Michael Latham, the lead designer of Homeland Security's CIP firewall. She asked her colleague Sean Hillinger to clear Bauer for entry, but Sean argued with her and tried to procrastinate.
- Janis Gold: As a friend…
- Sean Hillinger: You're not my friend
- Janis Gold: Sure…as someone as close to a friend as you are ever going to get, let me give you some advice. Most people don't like sarcasm. I, myself, have no problem with it, because I'm cheerful; I'm a cheerful person.
- Sean Hillinger: You're a cheerful person?