Thea Klapwald will join Variety and Daily Variety today as Associate Editor, Special Reports. Klapwald has been a contributor to Variety Special Reports as well as a Variety stringer in Hong Kong and Hawaii. She has also contributed to the L.A. Times, Premiere Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times.Klapwald was formerly Arts Editor at the South China Morning Post of Hong Kong. She is a graduate of New York University, where she studied communications and theater. In addition, Steve Chagollan and Patricia Saperstein, currently Associate Editors, Special Reports, will become Senior Editors, Special Reports.