Peter Lion was inclined towards writing from a very early age. During his growing up 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 set out to create a career of his passion for the words by first acquiring a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his first magazine article inside the Hartford Magazine before he had graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured into 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 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, had no experience in this field grabbed this opportunity to get an entry and to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He learned the ropes rapidly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of a television network and remained a part of the channel for over a time period of 2 years.
He then transferred 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. However, his desire to be in television and his love for writing pulled him back in his home state as part of a little television station start up.
He joined this team to be a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, which 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’s had the opportunity of working 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 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 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 an integral part of ESPN, he is responsible for a number of their shows such as Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft as part of his position in the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 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 with Sports Centre and received his second Emmy for the show NFL countdown.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently working on his second book. He is additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer and guitarist