Peter Lion was inclined towards writing from a very early 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 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 first by getting a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He entered to the television business before he’d finished 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 associate 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 develop a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, understanding the technicalities of the workings of the television network and continued to be a part of the channel for more than a period of 2 years.
He then transferred 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. However, his desire to be in television with the exceptional love for writing pulled him back in his home state as part of a small television station start up.
He joined this team as a director and a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to be the first within the state. He grabbed this opportunity of exhibiting his talent and knowledge as with his stint in Boston he has had the opportunity of working with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to build 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”.
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 like Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft as part of his position within the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 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 in 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’s additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer and guitarist