How do I cite an interview in APA?


APA divides interviews into two primary types: 

  • published interviews (in print or recorded) from a publicly available source.
  • personal interviews (interviews or correspondence) conducted by you, the writer, and are not publicly available.


Published Interviews: 

  • Cite the source according to APA rules for that source type, ex. magazine, video, etc.,
  • See other FAQs and citation guidance on how to cite various formats.
  • The interviewee’s name may not be included in the formal in-text citation, but can be referenced in the narrative.
  • The author will be the interviewer.


Interview in a magazine: 

Marks, O. (2021, August 9). Inside the beautiful world of Sally Rooney. British Vogue.

(Marks, 2021)


Personal Interviews:

  • Are conducted by you, the writer via email, Zoom, phone, or in person.
  • Are cited in text only, because they can not be retrieved by the reader or others. 


Interviewee First Initial. Interviewee’s Last Name (Date of Interview)…..

J. Doe first encountered a red fox when visiting a zoo as a child (personal communication, December 13, 2022).  



(Interviewee First Initial. Interviewee Last Name, Date of Interview).

(J. Doe, personal communication, December 13, 2022). 


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  • Last Updated Jun 10, 2024
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