Peter Lion was inclined towards writing from a very early age. Throughout his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also wrote numerous short stories. His talent within this field was further honed when after joining the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he started contributing to the students school newspaper.
He set out to create a career of his passion with the words by first getting a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his very first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he had graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured to the television business 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 with the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, didn’t have experience in this field snapped up this chance to get an entry and to create a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, understanding the technicalities in the workings of the television network and continued to be a part of the channel for over a period of two years.
He then moved to Boston and started working 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 wish 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 joined this team to be a director and a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to become the very first in the state. He grabbed this chance of showcasing his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he’s had the opportunity of working with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to develop the show from the beginning.
Peter Lion relocated to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing a couple of years in this start up. As part of his stint with this television network, he exploited the various facets of his talent 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 in Connecticut and was a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he’s in charge of a variety of their shows like Sports Centre and the NFL Draft as part of his position in the organization as a Director. His main show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a two time winner in the Emmy awards, even though he has been nominated frequently 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.
Besides working, Peter Lion is presently working 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 as well as guitarist