Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very early age. Throughout his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry as well as wrote a number of 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 create a career of his passion with the words by first getting a degree in Journalism through the Southern Connecticut State University. He published his first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured to the television business even before he had finished his college. A couple of 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 knowledge of this industry snapped up this chance to gain an entry and also to create a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, comprehending the technicalities of the workings of the television network and remained a part of the channel for over a time 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. Nevertheless, his wish to be in television with the exceptional passion for writing pulled him back in his home state as part of a little television station start up.
He signed up with this team as a director and a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to become the first in the state. He grabbed this chance of exhibiting his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he’s 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. In 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”.
Then he moved back to Connecticut and was a part of ESPN sports network. Still an integral part of ESPN, he is responsible for a number of their shows like 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’s 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 additionally a part of a band that goes by the name of Cheaper than Therapy” and is also its lead singer and guitarist