Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very young age. During his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also wrote numerous short stories. His talent within this field was further perfected when after joining the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he soon began contributing to the students school newspaper.
He set out to create a career of his passion for the words first by acquiring a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He published his very 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 employment 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, had no knowledge of this industry snapped up this chance to gain an entry and also to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He learned the ropes quickly, understanding the technicalities in the workings of the television network and remained a part of the channel for over a period of two years.
He then 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. Nevertheless, his wish to be in television with the exceptional passion for writing pulled him back to his home state as a part of a little television station start up.
He signed up with this team as a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to be 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 the beginning.
Peter Lion moved to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing a couple of years with 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”.
He then moved back in Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he’s in charge of a number of their shows like Sports Centre as well as 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 2 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.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently focusing on his 2nd book. He’s also a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer as well as guitarist