Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very young age. Throughout 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 honed when after enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he soon began contributing to the students school newspaper.
He got down to make a career of his passion with the words by first getting a degree in Journalism from 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 had finished his college. A few months before graduation, Peter Lion took up a job with WTNH-TV as 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 knowledge of this field snapped up this opportunity to gain an entry and also to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes quickly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of a television network and remained a part of the channel for more than a time period of 2 years.
He then transferred 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 desire to be in television with the exceptional passion for writing pulled him back in 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 become the first within the state. He grabbed this chance of showcasing 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 develop the show from scratch.
Peter Lion moved to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing a couple of years in this start up. In 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 during his stint at KADA-TV that Peter Lion found inspiration for his book titled The American St. Nick”.
He then moved back to Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he’s in charge of a variety 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 main 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 with Sports Centre and received his second Emmy for the show NFL countdown.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently working on his 2nd book. He is additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer as well as guitarist