Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very young age. Throughout his growing up years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry as well as wrote a number of short stories. His talent in this field was further honed when after joining 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 for the words first by acquiring a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He published 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 completed 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 affiliate of the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, didn’t have knowledge of this field grabbed this opportunity to get an entry and to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, understanding the technicalities of the workings of a television network and remained a part of the channel for over a time period of two years.
He then moved to Boston and started working 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 wish to be in television and his love for writing pulled him back to his home state as part of a small television station start-up.
He signed up with this team as a director as well as a technical director for the 10 PM news cast, that was to become the first in the state. He grabbed this opportunity of showcasing his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he has had the opportunity of working together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to develop the show from the beginning.
Peter Lion moved to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years with this start up. As part of his stint with 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 throughout his stint at KADA-TV that Peter Lion found inspiration for his book titled The American St. Nick”.
Then he moved back in Connecticut and was a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he is responsible for a variety of their shows like 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 two time winner of the Emmy awards, although he’s been nominated many times for his contribution in the television industry. He got his first Emmy for his work with Sports Centre and received his second Emmy for the show NFL countdown.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently focusing on his 2nd book. He is also a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer and guitarist