Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very young age. During his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also wrote numerous short stories. His talent in this field was further perfected when after enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he started contributing to the students school newspaper.
He got down to make a career of his passion with the words first by getting a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his very first magazine article inside the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured to the television business even before he’d finished his college. A few months before graduation, Peter Lion took up a job with WTNH-TV as part time graphics operator. This television channel was an associate of the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, didn’t have experience in this industry snapped up this chance to get an entry and also to develop a foothold in the news and television industry.
He learned the ropes rapidly, understanding the technicalities of the workings of the television network and continued to be a part of the channel for more than a period of two years.
Then he transferred to Boston and started working together with WSBK as a Technical Director. He worked on several projects, his major one being the Boston Red Sox Baseball and Boston Bruins Hockey. Nevertheless, his desire to be in television with the exceptional love for writing pulled him back in his home state as part of a little television station start up.
He signed up with this team to be a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to become the first within the state. He grabbed this opportunity of showcasing his talent and knowledge as with his stint in Boston he’s had the capacity of working together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to build the show from scratch.
Peter Lion moved to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years with this start-up. In his stint in this television network, he exploited the various elements of his expertise and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It was during his stint at KADA-TV that Peter Lion found inspiration for his book titled The American St. Nick”.
He then moved back in Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still a part of ESPN, he is responsible for a number of their shows like Sports Centre and the NFL Draft in his position within the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a two time winner in the Emmy awards, although he’s been nominated frequently for his contribution while in the television industry. He got his first Emmy for his work in Sports Centre and received his second Emmy for the show NFL countdown.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently working on his 2nd book. He’s also a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer as well as guitarist