Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very early 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 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 with the words first by getting a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his very first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured to the television business even before he had 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 chance to get an entry and also to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, comprehending the technicalities of the workings of a television network and continued to be a part of the channel for over a period of two years.
He then moved 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. Nevertheless, his wish to be in television with the exceptional love for writing pulled him back in his home state as a part of a small television station start-up.
He signed up with this team to be a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to be the very first in the state. He grabbed this chance of exhibiting his talent and knowledge as in 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 with this start up. As part of his stint in this television network, he exploited the many elements 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”.
He then moved back to Connecticut and was a part of ESPN sports network. Still a part of ESPN, he’s responsible for a variety of their shows such as Sports Centre and the NFL Draft in his position in the organization as a Director. His main show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a two time winner in the Emmy awards, although he has 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.
Besides working, Peter Lion is presently focusing on his second 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