Larry Safir (McAllen, TX) is recognized to be one of the countries’ top Media/Healthcare executives. In 2014, he was awarded the Texas Association of Broadcasters’ “Life Time Pioneering Award” for his career achievements and contributions in the field of Broadcast/Media. He currently serves as a managing partner of the largest physician owned hospital in the United States, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, which employees over 4,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Mr. Safir also serves as the Chairman of the Renaissance Cancer Charity Foundation. In addition to his accomplishments in the fields of Broadcasting and Healthcare, he has been the Executive Producer/Producer and/or been a minority investor in many on and off Broadway shows, as well as several films and musical recordings. Most recently, he was invested in the very successful revival of the Broadway production of “The Glass Menagerie” and “Lady Day at the Emerson’s Bar and Grill” starring Tony award winner Audra McDonald. Throughout his career, and as Executive Vice President of Entravision Communications, he built and managed television and radio stations around the United States. From 1992-2010 he built and simultaneously managed nine media properties under one roof that included five TV network affiliates and four radio stations. Mr. Safir produced and launched the first US based Spanish language newscast for Univision to air in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. His news productions rapidly obtained market-leading ratings, which were maintained for over two decades. He is also credited for producing and launching a prototype model for doing Spanish language and English language news using a single newsroom, studio and staff that is still copied by many to this day.
Mr. Safir is also a minority owner of the National Association of Basketball’s (NBA) Triple A Houston Rocket’s affiliate “Rio Grande Vipers” and Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Houston Dynamo’s triple A team in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.