David Nathan (9 December 1926 – 21 April 2001) was a British journalist.
Born in Manchester, he joined the Daily Herald in 1955. Initially employed as a general reporter, he became a drama critic and entertainment writer on the newspaper. From 1962 he was a contributor to satirical comedy programmes broadcast by BBC television, including That Was The Week That Was on which he collaborated with Dennis Potter during 1963.
By the 1970s he was a drama critic on The Jewish Chronicle and became the weeklies deputy editor in 1985 remaining in the post until 2001.