Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing at a very young age. During his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry as well as wrote numerous short stories. His talent in 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 make a career of his passion with the words first by getting a degree in Journalism through 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 into the television business before he had finished his college. A couple of 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 knowledge of this industry snapped up this opportunity to get an entry and also to develop a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes quickly, understanding the technicalities in 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 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 passion for writing pulled him back to 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 for the 10 PM news cast, which was to become the very first in the state. He grabbed this opportunity of exhibiting his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he has had the opportunity of working together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to build the show from scratch.
Peter Lion moved to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years with 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 had been 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 a part of ESPN, he’s responsible for a number of their shows like Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft in 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, although he’s been nominated frequently for his contribution in the television industry. He got his first Emmy for his work in 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 and guitarist