Peter Lion had been inclined towards writing at a very early age. Throughout his maturing years in Connecticut he was seen dabbling in poetry and also wrote numerous short stories. His talent within this field was further honed when after enrolling in the Notre Dame High School in Connecticut he soon began contributing to the students school newspaper.
He set out to make a career of his passion with the words by first acquiring a degree in Journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He published his first magazine article in the Hartford Magazine before he graduated with his journalism degree.
He ventured into the television business before he’d finished his college. A few months before graduation, Peter Lion took up employment with WTNH-TV as 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 industry snapped up this chance to get an entry and to create a foothold in the news and television industry.
He mastered the ropes rapidly, comprehending the technicalities in the workings of a television network and continued to be a part of the channel for over a period of 2 years.
He then transferred to Boston and started working with WSBK as a Technical Director. He worked 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 a part of a little television station start up.
He signed up with this team as a director as well as a technical director with the 10 PM news cast, that was to become the very first within the state. He grabbed this opportunity of showcasing his talent and knowledge as in his stint in Boston he’s had the opportunity of working together with several accomplished directors. He used this understanding to build the show from scratch.
Peter Lion relocated to Pittsburg and joined KADA TV after completing two years with this start-up. As part of his stint with this television network, he exploited the various elements of his talent and worked as a weather anchor, announcer, news producer, feature producer and director. It had been 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 became a part of ESPN sports network. Still a part of ESPN, he’s responsible for a variety of their shows like Sports Centre as well as 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 has 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.
Apart from working, Peter Lion is presently focusing 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