Peter Lion was inclined towards writing from a very early age. During his maturing 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 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 create a career of his passion with the words first by 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 entered into the television business even before he’d finished his college. A couple of months before graduation, Peter Lion took up employment with WTNH-TV as a part time graphics operator. This television channel was an associate with the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, had no knowledge of this industry grabbed this chance to get an entry and to create a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He learned the ropes quickly, understanding the technicalities of the workings of a television network and remained a part of the channel for over a time period of 2 years.
He then 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 desire to be in television and his love for writing pulled him back to his home state as part of a small 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 very 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 together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to develop the show from the beginning.
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 many facets of his expertise 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 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 like Sports Centre and the NFL Draft as part of his position in the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 time winner in the Emmy awards, although 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 working on his 2nd book. He’s additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer as well as guitarist