The MLA citation for a personal interview should follow this format:

  • Last name of person interviewed, First name. Interview. Conducted by Interviewer Name. Date of interview.
  • Example:
    • Mars, Bruno. Interview. Conducted by Julie Chapman. 10 May 2023.


APA does not require you to list a personal interview in your References list. All you need to do is include a parenthetical citation in the body of the paper, using this format:

  • (First Initial. Last name, personal communication, date of interview).
  • Example:
    • (B. Mars, personal communication, May 10, 2020).