Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite an interview. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Interviewee Surname, Interviewee Forename. "Title of Interview." Interview or Conducted by Interviewer Forename Surname. Publication or Website Title, Date Published, URL (if applicable).


Siemiatkowski, Sebastian. "Smoooth Payments, Shopping, and Now Banking – Interview with Klarna Co-Founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski." Interview by Mary Loritz. EU-Startups, 18 June 2019,

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Interviewee or Author Surname)


Klarna's CEO notes that the idea for the business came partly from the idea of mail-order catalogs (Siemiatkowski).

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How do I format an in-text citation for an interview in MLA style?

Whether a publicly published interview or a personally communicated interview, MLA style in-text citations contain the interviewee’s last name within parentheses. Do NOT include the year the interview was conducted.

Format for Interviews

(Interviewee Last Name)

Example for Interviews



How do I format a works cited entry for an interview in MLA style?

In the works-cited list, to cite an interview in MLA style varies by the source of the interview. The works-cited-list entry can be determined using the MLA template with the core elements. Examples of simple personal interviews and a YouTube interview are provided below.


Format for a simple personal interview

Last Name, First Name. “Title” or Interview Type. Conducted by [Interviewer First and Last Name], Date.


Fox, Michael. Email interview. Conducted by Krishna Veni, 5 May 2021.

Johnson, Sara. Facebook Messenger interview. Conducted by Jane Komori, 8 Jan. 2021.


Format for a YouTube interview

Last Name, First Name. “Title.” Medium, Uploader, Date, URL.


Saylor, Michael. “Tucker Carlson Interview with Michael Saylor about Bitcoin.” YouTube, uploaded by Cyber Bob, 3 Dec. 2021,