In an e-mail to friends, Cho just announced that he'll be leaving the site just over two years after launching it with writers Alex Balk and Choire Sicha. "I cannot stress this enough ... I am not leaving my full time position at The Awl because The Awl is in any way shape or form in trouble," he wrote. "In fact, The Awl has been growing, both in audience and revenue, very aggressively for the last 18 months or so." Grantland, recently launched by Bill Simmons, "is the only job that ever could have made me even consider leaving," Cho wrote.