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MLA Citation Style 9th Edition: Interview

Citation Format for Interviews

Important: Always begin your citation with the name of the person interviewed as the author, followed by the title of the interview (if there is any). The interviewer's name may be included if it is relevant (for more information please refer to How do I document an interview in MLA style).

Interview you saw on television or heard on the radio

Citation examples:

Blackmun, Harry. Interview with Ted Koppel and Nina Totenberg. Nightline, ABC, WABC, 5 Apr. 1994. 

Nader, Ralph. Interview with Ray Suarez. Talk of the Nation, KQED, San Francisco. 16 Apr. 1998. 

Interview you read in a magazine or newspaper

Citation examples:

Lansbury, Angela. "The Grand Woman of Mystery Reveals Her Own Mysteries." People, 15 June 2002, pp. 52-55.

Gordimer, Nadine. "Novelist Speaks of Life, Love, Travels." New York Times, 10 Oct. 1991, late ed., p. C25. 

Interview that you conducted

For untitled sources such as personal interviews,  "provide a generic description of it, neither italicized nor enclosed in quotation marks... Capitalize the first word of the description and any proper nouns in it (for more information please refer to How do I document an interview in MLA style).


1) Name of the person interviewed
2) The kind of interview (personal interview, telephone interview)
3) Date you conducted the interview

Citation examples:

Smith, Will. Personal interview. 22 July 2003.

Spears, Britney. Telephone Interview. 10 Dec. 2002.