Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing at a very early 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 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 for the words first by acquiring 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 to the television business even 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 experience in this industry snapped up this chance to gain an entry and to create a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, understanding the technicalities of the workings of the television network and continued to be a part of the channel for more than a period of two 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 desire to be in television and his love for writing pulled him back to his home state as a part of a little television station start up.
He signed up with this team as a director and a technical director for the 10 PM news cast, that was to be the first in the state. He grabbed this opportunity 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 develop 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 many facets 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 to Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he is in charge of a variety of their shows such as Sports Centre as well as the NFL Draft in his position in the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a 2 time winner of the Emmy awards, although he has been nominated many times 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 also a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is its lead singer and guitarist