Peter Lion had been 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 honed when after joining 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 for the words by first getting a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his very first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he had graduated with his journalism degree.
He entered to the television business before he had completed 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 affiliate with the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, didn’t have knowledge of this industry grabbed this opportunity to gain an entry and to create 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 transferred 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. However, his wish to be in television with the exceptional passion 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 as a director and a technical director for the 10 PM news cast, which was to be the first within the state. He grabbed this chance of showcasing his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he’s had the opportunity of working 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 two years with this start up. In 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 throughout 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 in charge of a number of their shows such as Sports Centre and the NFL Draft as part of his position in the organization as a Director. His main show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 time winner of the Emmy awards, even though he’s been nominated frequently for his contribution while 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.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently focusing 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