Peter Lion was inclined towards writing from a very young age. Throughout his maturing 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 set out to make 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 in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured into the television business before he’d 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 associate of the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, had no experience in this field snapped up this opportunity to gain an entry and to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes quickly, comprehending the technicalities of the workings of the television network and remained a part of the channel for more than a period of 2 years.
Then he moved 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 wish to be in television with the exceptional love 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 to be a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, which was to become the very first within the state. He grabbed this chance of showcasing his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he has had the capacity of working together 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. As part of his stint in 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 was during 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 a part of ESPN, he is responsible for a number of their shows like Sports Centre and 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 two time winner of 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 working 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 as well as guitarist