Peter Lion was inclined towards writing from a very early age. During his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also wrote a number of short stories. His talent in this field was further honed when after enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he started contributing to the students school newspaper.
He set out to make a career of his passion for the words by first getting a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his very first magazine article inside the Hartford Magazine before he had graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured into the television business even before he had completed his college. A couple of months before graduation, Peter Lion took up a job with WTNH-TV as a part time graphics operator. This television channel was an affiliate 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 to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He learned the ropes quickly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of a television network and continued to be a part of the channel for over a period of two years.
Then he moved to Boston and started working together with WSBK as a Technical Director. He labored on several projects, his major one being the Boston Red Sox Baseball and Boston Bruins Hockey. Nevertheless, his desire to be in television and his love for writing pulled him back in his home state as a part of a small television station start-up.
He joined this team to be a director and a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, which was to become the very first within the state. He grabbed this chance of showcasing his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he has had the capacity of working with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to develop 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 many elements of his expertise and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It had been throughout his stint at KADA-TV that Peter Lion found inspiration for his book titled The American St. Nick”.
Then he moved back to Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still a part of ESPN, he is responsible for a number of their shows such as Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft in his position within the organization as a Director. His main show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 time winner of 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 its lead singer and guitarist