Howard Altman (born 1960) is an Americanjournalist and newspapereditor. He was an investigative reporter, columnist and news editor at the Philadelphia City Paper for many years, and its editor-in-chief from March 2003 until he was fired in May 2004. During his tenure at the City Paper, Altman won multiple local and state awards in the "weekly alternative" or "non-daily" categories for his columns, sports coverage, and investigative reporting. Altman and colleagues have also won awards as editors for the front-page design of the City Paper's issue dealing with the September 11, 2001 attacks. Altman is now Courts and Cops Team Leader for The Tampa Tribune.