Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very early age. Throughout his growing up years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also wrote a number of short stories. His talent within this field was further honed when after joining the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he soon began contributing to the students school newspaper.
He got down to make a career of his passion for the words by first acquiring a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his very first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He entered 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 grabbed this opportunity to gain an entry and also to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes quickly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of a television network and remained a part of the channel for over a time period of two years.
He then 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. However, his desire to be in television with the exceptional love for writing pulled him back in his home state as a 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 be 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 opportunity of working with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to develop the show from scratch.
Peter Lion relocated to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years in this start up. As part of his stint in this television network, he exploited the many facets of his talent and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It was throughout 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 such as Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft in his position in the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a two time winner of the Emmy awards, even though he’s been nominated many times 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 is additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer as well as guitarist