How to cite a personal interview in APA?
The sources part of an APA reference list are only those that are traceable, and can be used by others. Because a personal interview does not constitute recoverable data, it should not be included in an APA reference list. Instead a personal interview should be referenced as a parenthetical citation. For example: (J. Smith, personal communication, May 17, 2008).
If you would like to include a personal interview as part of your APA reference list, then include the interviewee, the date of the interview, and the type of interview. See the fictional examples below:
Personal interview by phone
Structure: Soriano, A. (2008, April 5). Telephone interview.
Personal interview by email
Structure: Soriano, A. (2008, April 5). Email interview.
Personal interview in person
Structure: Soriano, A. (2008, April 5). Personal interview.
Personal interview overheard and conducted by a third party
Structure: Soriano, A. (2008, April 5). Personal interview with K. Walter & J. Smith.