Peter Lion was inclined towards writing at 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 honed when after enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he soon began 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 from the Southern Connecticut State University. He published his very first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He entered to the television business before he had completed his college. A couple of months before graduation, Peter Lion took up employment 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 snapped up this opportunity to gain an entry and to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of the television network and continued to be a part of the channel for over a period of 2 years.
He then 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. Nevertheless, his wish to be in television with the exceptional love for writing pulled him back in his home state as part of a small television station start-up.
He signed up with this team as a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, which was to become the very first within 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 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 a couple of years with this start up. As part of his stint in this television network, he exploited the various facets of his expertise and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It had been throughout 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’s in charge of 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 two time winner in the Emmy awards, although he has 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.
Besides working, Peter Lion is presently focusing on his 2nd book. He is additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer and guitarist