Peter Lion was inclined towards writing at a very early age. During his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also 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 for the words by first acquiring a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He entered to the television business before he had finished his college. A few months before graduation, Peter Lion took up employment 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, had no experience in this field snapped up this chance to get an entry and to create a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He learned the ropes quickly, comprehending the technicalities of the workings of the television network and continued to be 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. However, his desire 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 to be a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to become the first within the state. He grabbed this opportunity of exhibiting his talent and knowledge as with his stint in Boston he’s had the capacity 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 a couple of years in this start up. As part of his stint with this television network, he exploited the many elements of his expertise and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It was during 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 an integral part of ESPN, he is in charge of a variety of their shows such as Sports Centre and the NFL Draft in his position within 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 has been nominated frequently 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 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