Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very early age. Throughout his growing up years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry as well as wrote numerous short stories. His talent within this field was further perfected when after enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he started contributing to the students school newspaper.
He got down to create a career of his passion with the words first by getting a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his first magazine article inside the Hartford Magazine before he had graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured into the television business even before he had finished his college. A few months before graduation, Peter Lion took up a job 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, didn’t have knowledge of this field snapped up this chance to gain an entry and also to create a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes quickly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of the television network and remained a part of the channel for more than a period of 2 years.
He then moved to Boston and started working with WSBK as a Technical Director. He labored 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 passion for writing pulled him back in his home state as a part of a little television station start up.
He joined this team as a director and a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, which was to be the very first within the state. He grabbed this opportunity 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 build the show from scratch.
Peter Lion moved to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years in this start-up. As part of his stint with this television network, he exploited the various elements 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 to Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still a part of ESPN, he’s responsible for a number of their shows such as Sports Centre and the NFL Draft as part of his position within the organization as a Director. His main show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a two time winner of the Emmy awards, although he has 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 is also a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer as well as guitarist