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Lisa Dunn-Dern

Children’s Lifestyle Expert ■ Author ■ TV and Radio Host


Children’s Lifestyle Expert and Author Lisa Dunn-Dern is a multi-faceted talent whose skill and expertise shines over many different areas of arts and education. Her second children’s book, “Dr. Duncan Dog On Duty!” published in 2007, features a family and their therapy dog that visits children in the hospital every week. Lisa now writes a Children’s Lifestyle column for

Lisa Dunn-Dern & daughter Chelsea co-produce and co-host an Internet radio program on

Following a writing career on the HBO-Fox series “ROC” and several years producing and directing large-scale children’s musical theatre productions in Los Angeles, Lisa turned to writing. Her first children’s book, “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” had the same little girl trying to give her nearly bald daddy a new hairdo, while the mommy was at the beauty salon. Both books have received critical acclaim and praise from noted celebrities and professionals.

Lisa’s creative flair has expanded to include both radio and television! She and her teenage daughter, Chelsea, co-produce and co-host an Internet radio program, “Chillin’ with Chelsea and Lisa: Mother-Daughter Duo Tell It Like It Is,” on, their new home after nearly a year on “Chillin’”’s in-studio guests include Chudney Ross, Diana Ross’s youngest daughter, and columnist-reviewer Karen Salkin of

Lisa’s passionate commitment to children’s learning and literacy has been recognized with awards and an endowment in her name at Seeds/UES, the laboratory elementary school on the UCLA campus.

Lisa and her family reside in Los Angeles, California, and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

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