Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing from a very young age. Throughout his maturing 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 joining 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 for 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 had graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured into the television business even before he had completed 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 of the ABC network and was based out of New Haven. Peter Lion though, didn’t have knowledge of this field snapped up this opportunity to get an entry and to develop a foothold in the news and tv industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, comprehending the technicalities of the workings of a television network and continued to be a part of the channel for more than a period of two years.
Then he transferred 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 and his passion for writing pulled him back to his home state as a part of a little television station start-up.
He joined this team as a director as well as a technical director for the 10 PM news cast, which was to become the very first in the state. He grabbed this opportunity of showcasing his talent and knowledge as with 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 two years in this start up. In his stint in this television network, he exploited the various elements 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”.
He then moved back to Connecticut and became a part of ESPN sports network. Still a part of ESPN, he is responsible for a variety of their shows like Sports Centre and the NFL Draft as part of his position within the organization as a Director. His primary show however, remains, College Gameday.
He has been a two time winner in the Emmy awards, even though he’s been nominated many times 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 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 and guitarist