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MLA 8/9 Citation Guide: Interviews

Personal Interview

For an interview you conduct where there is no title, start with the name of the person being interviewed, followed by a general description of how the interview was conducted.


Sternberg, Rachel. E-mail interview with the author, 7 Jan. 2021.

Face to face

Sherman, Richard. Personal interview. 8 Sept. 2016.

On the phone

Allende, Isabel. Telephone interview with the author. 25 May 2017.

Published Interview

For published interviews which you find or listen to online, start with the name of the person being interviewed, followed by the title (if available) in quotes. For the remainder of the citation, follow examples for citing a website.  

If the interview does not feature a title, add the words, Interview by, after the interviewee’s name and before the interviewer’s name.

With a title

Fielding-Singh, Priya. "A Glimpse At 'How the Other Half' Eats." Code Switch, NPR, 8 Dec. 2021,

No title

Zinkievich, Craig. Interview by Gareth Von Kallenbach. Skewed & Reviewed, 27 Apr. 2009,