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 and also wrote numerous short stories. His talent in 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 set out to create a career of his passion with the words first by getting a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He printed his first magazine article inside the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured to the television business before he’d 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 associate with the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, had no experience in this industry snapped up this chance to get an entry and also 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 remained a part of the channel for more than a time period of two years.
Then he moved 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. Nevertheless, his wish to be in television and his passion for writing pulled him back in 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 within the state. He grabbed this chance of showcasing his talent and knowledge as with his stint in Boston he has had the capacity of working together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to build the show from the beginning.
Peter Lion relocated to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing a couple of years with this start-up. In his stint in 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 during his stint at KADA-TV that Peter Lion found inspiration for his book titled The American St. Nick”.
Then he moved back in Connecticut and was a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he’s in charge of a variety of their shows such as Sports Centre and the NFL Draft in his position in 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’s 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.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently working on his second 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