Peter Lion was inclined towards writing at a very young age. Throughout 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 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 with the words by first acquiring a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He published his very 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 couple of months before graduation, Peter Lion took up a job with WTNH-TV as a 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 industry snapped up this chance to get an entry and to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, 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.
Then he 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. However, his wish to be in television with the exceptional passion for writing pulled him back to his home state as a part of a small television station start up.
He joined this team to be a director and a technical director for the 10 PM news cast, which was to be the first in 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 build the show from the beginning.
Peter Lion relocated 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 elements of his expertise 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”.
Then he moved back in Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he is responsible for a number of their shows such as Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft in his position within the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 time winner in the Emmy awards, even though he has been nominated frequently for his contribution while 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 second book. He’s additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer and guitarist