Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing at a very young age. Throughout his growing up 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 enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he started contributing to the students school newspaper.
He got down to make a career of his passion for the words first by 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’d finished 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 of the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, had no experience in this field snapped up this opportunity to gain an entry and also to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, understanding 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.
Then he 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. However, his desire to be in television and his love for writing pulled him back to his home state as 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 first in the state. He grabbed this chance of exhibiting his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he has had the opportunity of working with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to develop the show from scratch.
Peter Lion relocated to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing a couple of years with this start-up. As part of his stint with 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 to Connecticut and was a part of ESPN sports network. Still a 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 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