A former journalist for the Daily Prophet. She made her name painting Harry as an unhinged madman, but stopped her crusade when Hermione figured out that Skeeter is an unregistered Animagus and threatened to expose her to the Ministry. Hermione calls her in to conduct an interview with Harry, to be published in The Quibbler, that gives Harry the platform to tell his story. Though Skeeter is upset to be forced into telling the truth by someone like Hermione, she follows through anyway and acts as though the thrill of writing and interviewing Harry is too much to turn down.
Rita Skeeter Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The timeline below shows where the character Rita Skeeter appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.