Peter Lion was inclined towards writing at a very young age. During his growing up years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry as well as wrote a number of short stories. His talent within this field was further perfected when after joining the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he started contributing to the students school newspaper.
He got down to create a career of his passion for the words first by getting a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He published his first magazine article inside the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured to the television business before he’d completed his college. A few months before graduation, Peter Lion took up employment 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, had no experience in this industry grabbed this chance to get an entry and to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes quickly, understanding the technicalities of the workings of the television network and remained a part of the channel for over a time period of two years.
Then he 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 wish 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 as a director as well as a technical director for 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 together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to build the show from the beginning.
Peter Lion relocated to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years with this start up. As part of his stint in this television network, he exploited the many facets of his expertise and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It had been during 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 a part of ESPN, he’s responsible for a variety of their shows like Sports Centre and 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 in the Emmy awards, even though he’s 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 focusing on his second book. He is also a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer and guitarist